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Leading Causes of Resident Deaths by Age Group and Gender

West Virginia, 1996

Table 31.0

Leading Causes of Death Total All Age Groups
Male Female Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Deaths, All Causes 10,043 100.0 10,271 100.0 20,314 100.0
Diseases of the Heart 3,389 33.7 3,634 35.4 7,023 34.6
Malignant Neoplasms 2,398 23.9 2,284 22.2 4,682 23.0
Cerebrovascular Disease 475 4.7 762 7.4 1,237 6.1
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 595 5.9 522 5.1 1,117 5.5
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 471 4.7 229 2.2 700 3.4
Diabetes Mellitus 285 2.8 390 3.8 675 3.3
Pneumonia and Influenza 293 2.9 332 3.2 625 3.1
Suicide 230 2.3 49 0.5 279 1.4
Septicemia 98 1.0 141 1.4 239 1.2
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 106 1.1 121 1.2 227 1.1
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 122 1.2 71 0.7 193 1.0
All Other Causes (Residual) 1,581 15.7 1,736 16.9 3,317 16.3


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.