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Leading Causes of Resident Deaths by Age Group and Gender

West Virginia, 1996

Table 31.11

Leading Causes of Death Seventy-Five to Eighty-Four Years
Male Female Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Deaths, All Causes 2,895 100.0 3,182 100.0 6,077 100.0
Diseases of the Heart 1,020 35.2 1,190 37.4 2,210 36.4
Malignant Neoplasms 694 24.0 647 20.3 1,341 22.1
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 246 8.5 193 6.1 439 7.2
Cerebrovascular Disease 159 5.5 267 8.4 426 7.0
Pneumonia and Influenza 113 3.9 101 3.2 214 3.5
Diabetes Mellitus 65 2.2 137 4.3 202 3.3
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 59 2.0 40 1.3 99 1.6
Septicemia 37 1.3 47 1.5 84 1.4
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 31 1.1 46 1.4 77 1.3
Atherosclerosis 14 0.5 34 1.1 48 0.8
Coal Worker Pneumoconiosis 44 1.5 0 0.0 44 0.7
All Other Causes (Residual) 413 14.3 480 15.1 893 14.7


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.