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Leading Causes of Resident Deaths by Age Group and Gender

West Virginia, 1996

Table 31.7

Leading Causes of Death Thirty-Five to Forty-Four Years
Male Female Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Deaths, All Causes 364 100.0 184 100.0 548 100.0
Malignant Neoplasms 58 15.9 59 32.1 117 21.4
Diseases of the Heart 83 22.8 32 17.4 115 21.0
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 55 15.1 14 7.6 69 12.6
Suicide 39 10.7 13 7.1 52 9.5
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 17 4.7 5 2.7 22 4.0
Homicide 16 4.4 3 1.6 19 3.5
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 14 3.8 4 2.2 18 3.3
Diabetes Mellitus 7 1.9 6 3.3 13 2.4
Cerebrovascular Disease 7 1.9 3 1.6 10 1.8
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 2 0.5 5 2.7 7 1.3
Septicemia 2 0.5 3 1.6 5 0.9
All Other Causes (Residual) 64 17.6 37 20.1 101 18.4


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.