Berkeley County

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1990b Berkeley County Selected Causes of Death


Selected
Causes of Death
1985a
Number of Deaths
1990b
Number of Deaths
1985a
Adjusted Ratec
1990b
Adjusted Ratec
% Difference 1990b Ratec
From
1985a Ratec
SI*
Diseases of the Heart 1,915 2,001 401.7 371.9 -7.4
Malignant Neoplasms 1,118 1,329 217.0 232.6 7.2
Lung Cancer 329 386 60.9 64.9 6.6
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) 353 338 79.9 66.5 -16.8
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 182 221 35.4 39.3 11.0
Unintentional Injuries 269 255 52.0 44.3 -14.8
Intentional Injuries 119 136 22.7 22.8 0.5
Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) 29,916 31,034 6,308.5 5,873.0 -6.9 *


a. 1985 represents aggregated data from 1981-90;
b. 1990 represents aggregated data from 1986-95.
c. Rate per 100,000 adjusted by age and sex to the 1990 U.S. population
* An asterisk (*) indicates a statistically significant differences between 1985 and 1990.
** Numbers are too small for a valid comparison.

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


See Introduction for explanation of tables.

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Last updated 08/06/97.