Wood County

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1990b Wood 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 3,384 3,274 351.4 317.0 -9.8 *
Malignant Neoplasms 1,912 2,078 198.5 205.9 3.7
Lung Cancer 599 716 62.3 71.6 14.9
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) 595 582 61.7 55.9 -9.4
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 306 368 32.0 36.2 13.0
Unintentional Injuries 363 313 40.7 35.7 -12.2
Intentional Injuries 136 125 15.6 14.6 -6.3
Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) 41,739 36,428 5,468.8 5,106.6 -6.6 *


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.