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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by District

District 2, 1996

Table 43

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 21 6.8
Total Deaths, All Causes 2,917 11.1
---Deaths under 1 Year 24 7.8
---Deaths under 28 Days 14 4.5
Tuberculosis 1 0.4
Septicemia 33 12.5
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 6 2.3
Malignant Neoplasms 702 266.6
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 154 58.5
------Colon 70 26.6
------Pancreas 38 14.4
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 250 94.9
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 246 93.4
---of Female Breast 35 13.3
---of Genitourinary Organs 99 37.6
------Cervix Uteri 6 2.3
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 18 6.8
------Prostate 31 11.8
------Bladder 16 6.1
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 164 62.3
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 7 2.7
Diabetes Mellitus 85 32.3
Major Cardiovascular Disease 1,254 476.3
---Diseases of the Heart 1,002 380.6
------Ischemic Heart Disease 650 246.9
---Hypertension 10 3.8
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 193 73.3
---Atherosclerosis 20 7.6
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 29 11.0
Pneumonia and Influenza 86 32.7
---Pneumonia 86 32.7
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 140 53.2
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 28 10.6
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 24 9.1
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 10 3.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 37 14.1
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 23 8.7
Congenital Anomalies 9 3.4
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 16 6.1
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 112 42.5
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 50 19.0
---Falls 16 6.1
---Fires and Flames 8 3.0
---Drownings 4 1.5
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 34 12.9
Suicide 41 15.6
Homicide 17 6.5
All Other Causes (Residual) 324 123.1

* Public Health Management Districts

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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