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Number and Percent Distribution of Leading Causes of Death

By Years of Potential Life Lost and Actual Deaths

West Virginia Residents, 1995 and 1996

Table 30



Causes of Death
Years of Potential
Life Lost
Before Age 65

Actual
Deaths
1996 1995 1996 1995
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All Causes 77,245 100.0 77,667 100.0 20,314 100.0 20,128 100.0
Malignant Neoplasms 14,013 18.1 13,721 17.7 4,682 23.0 4,740 23.5
Diseases of the Heart 13,132 17.0 11,816 15.2 7,023 34.6 6,878 34.2
Motor Vehicle Accidents 8,782 11.4 10,171 13.1 324 1.6 373 1.9
Suicide 5,553 7.2 5,574 7.2 279 1.4 279 1.4
Nonmotor Vehicle Accidents 5,298 6.9 5,012 6.5 376 1.9 356 1.8
Congenital Anomalies 3,837 5.0 3,745 4.8 88 0.4 80 0.4
Homicide 2,549 3.3 2,735 3.5 84 0.4 95 0.5
Diabetes Mellitus 1,865 2.4 1,445 1.9 675 3.3 605 3.0
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 1,508 2.0 2,262 2.9 54 0.3 83 0.4
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 1,483 1.9 1,354 1.7 23 0.1 21 0.1
Chronic Liver Diseaase and Cirrhosis 1,410 1.8 1,540 2.0 193 1.0 203 1.0
Cerebrovascular Diseaase 1,401 1.8 1,389 1.8 1,237 6.1 1,238 6.2
Disorders Relating to Short Gestation and Premature Births 1,290 1.7 1,548 2.0 20 0.1 24 0.1
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and Allied Conditions 1,178 1.5 1,238 1.6 1,117 5.5 1,109 5.5
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Excluding H.I.V. 1,013 1.3 818 1.1 298 1.5 271 1.3
Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Birth Asphyxia 857 1.1 709 0.9 14 0.1 11 0.1
Other Respiratory Conditions of Newborn 774 1.0 709 0.9 12 0.1 11 0.1
Pnuemonia and Influenza 703 0.9 904 1.2 625 3.1 627 3.1
Alcohol or Drug Psychoses, Dependence or Abuse 665 0.9 600 0.8 43 0.2 42 0.2
All Other Causes (Residual) 9,930 12.9 10,373 13.4 3,147 15.5 3,082 15.3


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Health Statistics Center
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Last updated February 2, 1998.