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Leading Causes of Resident Deaths by Age Group and Gender

West Virginia, 1996

Table 31.10

Leading Causes of Death Sixty-Five to Seventy-Four Years
Male Female Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Deaths, All Causes 2,702 100.0 2,083 100.0 4,785 100.0
Diseases of the Heart 925 34.2 634 30.4 1,559 32.6
Malignant Neoplasms 855 31.6 699 33.6 1,554 32.5
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 183 6.8 165 7.9 348 7.3
Cerebrovascular Disease 133 4.9 119 5.7 252 5.3
Diabetes Mellitus 93 3.4 106 5.1 199 4.2
Pneumonia and Influenza 56 2.1 32 1.5 88 1.8
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 38 1.4 34 1.6 72 1.5
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 32 1.2 26 1.2 58 1.2
Septicemia 19 0.7 27 1.3 46 1.0
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 29 1.1 14 0.7 43 0.9
Suicide 31 1.1 5 0.2 36 0.8
All Other Causes (Residual) 308 11.4 222 10.7 530 11.1


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.