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Leading Causes of Resident Deaths by Age Group and Gender

West Virginia, 1996

Table 31.1

Leading Causes of Death Under One Year
Male Female Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Deaths, All Causes 95 100.0 55 100.0 150 100.0
Congenital Anomalies 28 29.5 14 25.5 42 28.0
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 17 17.9 6 10.9 23 15.3
Short Gestation and Unspecified Low Birth Weight 15 15.8 5 9.1 20 13.3
Other Respiratory Conditions of Newborn 5 5.3 7 12.7 12 8.0
Respiratory Distress Syndrome 10 10.5 1 1.8 11 7.3
Infections Specific to the Perinatal Period 2 2.1 4 7.3 6 4.0
Maternal Conditions Which May be Unrelated to Pregnancy 2 2.1 1 1.8 3 2.0
Maternal Complications of Pregnancy 1 1.1 2 3.6 3 2.0
Complications of Placenta, Cord, and Membranes 3 3.2 0 0.0 3 2.0
Ill-Defined Conditions Originating in Perinatal Period 1 1.1 2 3.6 3 2.0
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 1 1.1 2 3.6 3 2.0
All Other Causes (Residual) 10 10.5 11 20.0 21 14.0


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.