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Summers 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 1,760 1,239.1 952.8 863.8 10.3 * 26
Diseases of the Heart 648 456.2 334.5 289.5 15.5 * 36
Malignant Neoplasms 395 278.1 212.6 203.2 4.6 25
Lung 117 82.4 61.6 56.8 8.4 39
Colon 38 26.8 20.8 19.6 6.2 20
Breast 35 44.8 33.8 34.0 -0.5 6
All Other Malignant Neoplasms 205 144.3 111.6 109.3 2.1 23
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) 89 62.7 44.5 57.9 -23.1 * 53
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 99 69.7 51.1 34.9 46.3 * 15
Pneumonia and Influenza 63 44.4 31.6 32.0 -1.3 32
Unintentional Injuries 79 55.6 56.4 37.0 52.4 * 22
Motor Vehicle 42 29.6 32.5 18.8 72.8 * 21
Non-Motor Vehicle 37 26.0 23.9 18.2 31.2 27
Intentional Injuries 41 28.9 30.9 22.5 37.3 3
Suicide 27 19.0 20.8 12.4 67.8 * 3
Homicide and Legal Intervention 14 9.9 10.1 9.9 ** ** 11
All Other Causes of Death 346 243.6 191.3 187.0 2.3 23


* 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.