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Kanawha 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 23,609 1,137.1 967.9 863.8 12.0 * 21
Diseases of the Heart 8,214 395.6 331.6 289.5 14.6 * 37
Malignant Neoplasms 5,880 283.2 234.3 203.2 15.3 * 7
Lung 2,025 97.5 80.0 56.8 40.9 * 7
Colon 498 24.0 19.7 19.6 0.6 29
Breast 411 37.5 30.7 34.0 -9.8 * 22
All Other Malignant Neoplasms 2,946 141.9 118.3 109.3 8.3 * 12
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) 1,367 65.8 55.2 57.9 -4.7 39
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 1,079 52.0 43.0 34.9 23.1 * 31
Pneumonia and Influenza 714 34.4 29.4 32.0 -8.2 * 38
Unintentional Injuries 920 44.3 44.5 37.0 20.1 * 39
Motor Vehicle 472 22.7 23.8 18.8 26.6 * 37
Non-Motor Vehicle 448 21.6 20.7 18.2 13.5 * 36
Intentional Injuries 465 22.4 22.7 22.5 0.9 20
Suicide 295 14.2 13.9 12.4 12.0 29
Homicide and Legal Intervention 170 8.2 8.8 9.9 -10.9 15
All Other Causes of Death 4,970 239.4 207.3 187.0 10.8 * 11


* 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.