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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by District

District 5, 1996

Table 43

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 10 5.0
Total Deaths, All Causes 1,919 11.2
---Deaths under 1 Year 14 7.0
---Deaths under 28 Days 8 4.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 11 6.4
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 5 2.9
Malignant Neoplasms 432 252.6
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 78 45.6
------Colon 35 20.5
------Pancreas 15 8.8
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 160 93.6
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 153 89.5
---of Female Breast 27 15.8
---of Genitourinary Organs 67 39.2
------Cervix Uteri 5 2.9
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 12 7.0
------Prostate 24 14.0
------Bladder 13 7.6
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 100 58.5
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 2 1.2
Diabetes Mellitus 67 39.2
Major Cardiovascular Disease 905 529.2
---Diseases of the Heart 702 410.5
------Ischemic Heart Disease 463 270.8
---Hypertension 13 7.6
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 130 76.0
---Atherosclerosis 38 22.2
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 22 12.9
Pneumonia and Influenza 67 39.2
---Pneumonia 66 38.6
---Influenza 1 0.6
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 99 57.9
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 22 12.9
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 7 4.1
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 19 11.1
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 14 8.2
Congenital Anomalies 11 6.4
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 6 3.5
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 66 38.6
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 25 14.6
---Falls 16 9.4
---Fires and Flames 4 2.3
---Drownings 5 2.9
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 16 9.4
Suicide 27 15.8
Homicide 6 3.5
All Other Causes (Residual) 175 102.3

* Public Health Management Districts

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 3, 1998.