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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by District

District 3, 1996

Table 43

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 16 4.7
Total Deaths, All Causes 3,280 11.3
---Deaths under 1 Year 23 6.7
---Deaths under 28 Days 17 5.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 37 12.7
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 16 5.5
Malignant Neoplasms 816 280.3
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 157 53.9
------Colon 76 26.1
------Pancreas 25 8.6
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 264 90.7
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 255 87.6
---of Female Breast 66 22.7
---of Genitourinary Organs 133 45.7
------Cervix Uteri 9 3.1
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 37 12.7
------Prostate 55 18.9
------Bladder 14 4.8
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 196 67.3
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 10 3.4
Diabetes Mellitus 106 36.4
Major Cardiovascular Disease 1,320 453.5
---Diseases of the Heart 1,056 362.8
------Ischemic Heart Disease 640 219.9
---Hypertension 22 7.6
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 199 68.4
---Atherosclerosis 15 5.2
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 28 9.6
Pneumonia and Influenza 76 26.1
---Pneumonia 71 24.4
---Influenza 5 1.7
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 184 63.2
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 39 13.4
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 25 8.6
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 9 3.1
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 38 13.1
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 44 15.1
Congenital Anomalies 17 5.8
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 22 7.6
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 110 37.8
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 55 18.9
---Falls 18 6.2
---Fires and Flames 3 1.0
---Drownings 7 2.4
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 27 9.3
Suicide 42 14.4
Homicide 17 5.8
All Other Causes (Residual) 400 137.4

* Public Health Management Districts

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 3, 1998.