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Leading Causes of Resident Deaths by Age Group and Gender

West Virginia, 1996

Table 31.6

Leading Causes of Death Twenty-Five to Thirty-Four Years
Male Female Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Deaths, All Causes 209 100.0 89 100.0 298 100.0
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 72 34.4 25 28.1 97 32.6
Suicide 34 16.3 8 9.0 42 14.1
Malignant Neoplasms 15 7.2 13 14.6 28 9.4
Diseases of the Heart 17 8.1 7 7.9 24 8.1
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 19 9.1 3 3.4 22 7.4
Homicide 16 7.7 5 5.6 21 7.0
Diabetes Mellitus 6 2.9 1 1.1 7 2.3
Cerebrovascular Disease 0 0.0 4 4.5 4 1.3
Congenital Anomalies 2 1.0 2 2.2 4 1.3
All Other Causes (Residual) 28 13.4 21 23.6 49 16.4


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.