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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by District

District 6, 1996

Table 43

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 12 7.2
Total Deaths, All Causes 1,894 11.3
---Deaths under 1 Year 10 6.0
---Deaths under 28 Days 5 3.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 18 10.7
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 1 0.6
Malignant Neoplasms 439 261.6
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 100 59.6
------Colon 43 25.6
------Pancreas 19 11.3
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 134 79.9
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 130 77.5
---of Female Breast 34 20.3
---of Genitourinary Organs 63 37.5
------Cervix Uteri 3 1.8
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 14 8.3
------Prostate 24 14.3
------Bladder 10 6.0
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 108 64.4
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 6 3.6
Diabetes Mellitus 70 41.7
Major Cardiovascular Disease 868 517.3
---Diseases of the Heart 707 421.3
------Ischemic Heart Disease 513 305.7
---Hypertension 13 7.7
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 115 68.5
---Atherosclerosis 12 7.2
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 21 12.5
Pneumonia and Influenza 81 48.3
---Pneumonia 79 47.1
---Influenza 2 1.2
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 113 67.3
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 15 8.9
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 3 1.8
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 16 9.5
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 23 13.7
Congenital Anomalies 8 4.8
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 12 7.2
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 38 22.6
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 12 7.2
---Falls 13 7.7
---Fires and Flames 4 2.4
---Drownings 2 1.2
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 7 4.2
Suicide 16 9.5
Homicide 3 1.8
All Other Causes (Residual) 179 106.7

* Public Health Management Districts

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 3, 1998.