Lewis County

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1990b Lewis 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 911 837 397.6 368.2 -7.4
Malignant Neoplasms 461 501 205.9 230.6 12.0
Lung Cancer 117 146 52.5 68.1 29.8
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) 166 145 70.8 62.1 -12.3
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 92 96 39.8 43.0 7.9
Unintentional Injuries 92 90 48.7 47.3 -2.7
Intentional Injuries 41 47 22.6 25.9 14.4
Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) 9,895 8,916 6,832.4 6,502.3 -4.8 *


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.