Journal of Obesity / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Evaluating the Cause of Death in Obese Individuals: A Ten-Year Medical Autopsy Study

Table 2

Comparison of the cause of death in obese and nonobese individuals.

Cause of deathObese (274)Nonobese (575) value

Malignancy8631.4%18732.5%0.785
Infection7125.9%13723.8%0.566
Ischemic heart disease3512.8%6010.4%0.341
Stroke124.4%152.6%0.176
Pulmonary embolism176.2%172.9%0.027
Hemorrhage114.0%366.3%0.193
Genitourinary51.8%71.2%0.486
Liver82.9%40.7%0.011
Lung103.6%366.3%0.126
Skin10.4%10.2%0.592
Nonischemic heart disease114.0%457.8%0.043
Neurologic10.4%173.0%0.015
Gastrointestinal ischemia41.4%51.0%0.434
Hematologic20.8%00%0.040
Undetermined00%81.4%0.051