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Berkeley County

Selected Causes of Deaths, 1986 - 1995

Number of Deaths
Selected
Causes of Death
1986-95
Number of Deaths
1986-95
County Crude Rate
1986-95
County Adjusted Rate***
1990
U.S. Crude Rate
Percent Differnce
From U.S



SI*


County
Rank
Total Deaths, All Causes 5,480 924.8 1,000.6 863.8 15.8 * 11
Diseases of the Heart 2,001 337.7 371.9 289.5 28.5 * 11
Malignant Neoplasms 1,329 224.3 232.6 203.2 14.5 * 9
Lung 386 65.1 64.9 56.8 14.3 * 30
Colon 144 24.3 25.4 19.6 29.5 * 5
Breast 103 34.5 36.8 34.0 8.4 7
All Other Malignant Neoplasms 696 117.5 123.7 109.3 13.2 * 7
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) 338 57.0 66.5 57.9 14.8 * 9
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 221 37.3 39.3 34.9 12.7 36
Pneumonia and Influenza 169 28.5 33.9 32.0 6.0 20
Unintentional Injuries 255 43.0 44.3 37.0 19.8 * 40
Motor Vehicle 158 26.7 27.2 18.8 44.8 * 33
Non-Motor Vehicle 97 16.4 17.1 18.2 -5.9 48
Intentional Injuries 136 23.0 22.8 22.5 1.2 19
Suicide 93 15.7 15.5 12.4 25.4 16
Homicide and Legal Intervention 43 7.3 7.2 9.9 -27.0 * 20
All Other Causes of Death 1,031 174.0 189.2 187.0 1.2 26


* An asterick (*) indicates a statistically significant difference from the U.S. rate.
** Number is too small for a valid comparison.
*** Adjusted rates are adjusted by age and sex to the 1990 U.S. population distribution.
Note: All rates are per 100,000 population.

Health Statistics Center
Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health Comments


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Last updated 08/06/97.