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Lewis 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 2,163 1,255.9 983.1 863.8 13.8 * 15
Diseases of the Heart 837 486.0 368.2 289.5 27.2 * 12
Malignant Neoplasms 501 290.9 230.6 203.2 13.5 * 11
Lung 146 84.8 68.1 56.8 19.9 21
Colon 55 31.9 25.0 19.6 27.5 6
Breast 28 31.7 26.2 34.0 -22.8 43
All Other Malignant Neoplasms 272 157.9 124.1 109.3 13.5 6
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) 145 84.2 62.1 57.9 7.2 22
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 96 55.7 43.0 34.9 23.2 30
Pneumonia and Influenza 70 40.6 29.8 32.0 -6.9 37
Unintentional Injuries 90 52.3 47.3 37.0 28.0 * 34
Motor Vehicle 40 23.2 22.6 18.8 20.3 40
Non-Motor Vehicle 50 29.0 24.7 18.2 35.8 20
Intentional Injuries 47 27.3 25.9 22.5 15.0 13
Suicide 39 22.6 21.2 12.4 70.8 * 2
Homicide and Legal Intervention 8 4.6 4.7 9.9 ** ** 37
All Other Causes of Death 377 218.9 176.2 187.0 -5.8 38


* 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


See Introduction for explanation of tables.

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Last updated 08/06/97.