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Wood 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 9,017 1,037.5 891.5 863.8 3.2 * 47
Diseases of the Heart 3,274 376.7 317.0 289.5 9.5 * 44
Malignant Neoplasms 2,078 239.1 205.9 203.2 1.3 34
Lung 716 82.4 71.6 56.8 26.0 * 16
Colon 203 23.4 19.8 19.6 0.9 28
Breast 158 34.7 29.2 34.0 -14.2 30
All Other Malignant Neoplasms 1,001 115.2 99.3 109.3 -9.2 * 49
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) 582 67.0 55.9 57.9 -3.5 38
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 368 42.3 36.2 34.9 3.6 45
Pneumonia and Influenza 314 36.1 30.1 32.0 -6.0 36
Unintentional Injuries 313 36.0 35.7 37.0 -3.4 47
Motor Vehicle 177 20.4 21.2 18.8 12.8 43
Non-Motor Vehicle 136 15.6 14.5 18.2 -20.2 * 53
Intentional Injuries 125 14.4 14.6 22.5 -34.9 * 50
Suicide 99 11.4 11.6 12.4 -6.6 43
Homicide and Legal Intervention 26 3.0 3.1 9.9 -69.1 * 45
All Other Causes of Death 1,963 225.9 196.1 187.0 4.8 19


* 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.