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Leading Causes of Resident Deaths by Age Group and Gender

West Virginia, 1996

Table 31.9

Leading Causes of Death Fifty-Five to Sixty-Four Years
Male Female Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Deaths, All Causes 1,275 100.0 852 100.0 2,127 100.0
Diseases of the Heart 475 37.3 238 27.9 713 33.5
Malignant Neoplasms 360 28.2 341 40.0 701 33.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 58 4.5 49 5.8 107 5.0
Diabetes Mellitus 47 3.7 41 4.8 88 4.1
Cerebrovascular Disease 42 3.3 39 4.6 81 3.8
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 39 3.1 13 1.5 52 2.4
Suicide 34 2.7 9 1.1 43 2.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 30 2.4 12 1.4 42 2.0
Pneumonia and Influenza 18 1.4 11 1.3 29 1.4
Septicemia 11 0.9 6 0.7 17 0.8
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 9 0.7 6 0.7 15 0.7
All Other Causes (Residual) 152 11.9 87 10.2 239 11.2


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.