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Lewis County

Selected Causes of Deaths, 1986 - 1995

Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) Before Age 65
Selected
Causes of Death


1986-95
YPLL
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 8,916 6,198.6 6,502.3 5,623.0 15.6 * 18
Malignant Neoplasms 1,700 1,181.9 1,117.4 848.6 31.7 * 7
Diseases of the Heart 1,532 1,065.4 1,037.8 632.2 64.2 * 8
Motor Vehicle Injuries 1,162 807.8 853.3 615.5 38.6 * 37
Non-Motor Vehicle Injuries 557 387.2 422.4 369.9 14.2 * 33
Suicide 641 445.6 493.7 312.0 58.3 * 9
Congenital Anomalies 544 378.2 460.6 306.6 50.2 * 12
Homicide and Legal Intervention 208 144.6 162.3 374.3 -56.6 * 37
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 193 134.5 175.5 160.7 9.2 17
Cerebrovascular Disease 158 109.8 100.6 110.8 -9.2 29
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 152 105.7 98.5 103.1 -4.4 16
Diabetes Mellitus 76 52.8 47.7 67.0 -28.8 * 47
Prematurity 322 224.2 275.7 203.6 35.4 * 13
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 149 103.6 90.8 61.0 48.8 * 18
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 137 95.2 110.6 303.4 -63.5 * 12


* 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.