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Leading Causes of Resident Deaths by Age Group and Gender

West Virginia, 1996

Table 31.8

Leading Causes of Death Forty-Five to Fifty-Four Years
Male Female Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Deaths, All Causes 743 100.0 463 100.0 1,206 100.0
Malignant Neoplasms 178 24.0 194 41.9 372 30.8
Diseases of the Heart 268 36.1 92 19.9 360 29.9
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 68 9.2 19 4.1 87 7.2
Diabetes Mellitus 33 4.4 25 5.4 58 4.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 36 4.8 11 2.4 47 3.9
Suicide 31 4.2 8 1.7 39 3.2
Cerebrovascular Disease 14 1.9 21 4.5 35 2.9
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 15 2.0 15 3.2 30 2.5
Homicide 11 1.5 6 1.3 17 1.4
Septicemia 4 0.5 6 1.3 10 0.8
Pneumonia and Influenza 5 0.7 5 1.1 10 0.8
All Other Causes (Residual) 80 10.8 61 13.2 141 11.7


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.