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Wood 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 36,428 4,919.9 5,106.6 5,623.0 -9.2 * 47
Malignant Neoplasms 6,366 859.8 795.0 848.6 -6.3 * 49
Diseases of the Heart 5,798 783.1 734.0 632.2 16.1 * 45
Motor Vehicle Injuries 4,850 655.0 739.7 615.5 20.2 * 43
Non-Motor Vehicle Injuries 2,014 272.1 297.6 369.9 -19.5 * 46
Suicide 2,317 312.9 340.8 312.0 9.2 * 33
Congenital Anomalies 2,358 318.5 368.9 306.6 20.3 * 24
Homicide and Legal Intervention 754 101.9 111.1 374.3 -70.3 * 45
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 1,096 148.1 174.2 160.7 8.4 * 19
Cerebrovascular Disease 892 120.5 116.1 110.8 4.8 17
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 619 83.6 79.9 103.1 -22.5 * 23
Diabetes Mellitus 842 113.7 108.1 67.0 61.4 * 13
Prematurity 1,290 174.2 204.4 203.6 0.4 25
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 468 63.3 61.8 61.0 1.2 37
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 650 87.8 97.6 303.4 -67.8 * 14


* 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.