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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by District

District 7, 1996

Table 43

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 25 6.4
Total Deaths, All Causes 3,925 10.9
---Deaths under 1 Year 40 10.2
---Deaths under 28 Days 29 7.4
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 53 14.7
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 7 1.9
Malignant Neoplasms 863 239.5
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 205 56.9
------Colon 85 23.6
------Pancreas 51 14.2
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 279 77.4
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 271 75.2
---of Female Breast 62 17.2
---of Genitourinary Organs 113 31.4
------Cervix Uteri 10 2.8
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 33 9.2
------Prostate 39 10.8
------Bladder 16 4.4
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 204 56.6
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 18 5.0
Diabetes Mellitus 137 38.0
Major Cardiovascular Disease 1,713 475.3
---Diseases of the Heart 1,332 369.6
------Ischemic Heart Disease 799 221.7
---Hypertension 18 5.0
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 265 73.5
---Atherosclerosis 45 12.5
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 53 14.7
Pneumonia and Influenza 121 33.6
---Pneumonia 119 33.0
---Influenza 2 0.6
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 216 59.9
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 38 10.5
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 29 8.0
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 10 2.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 30 8.3
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 44 12.2
Congenital Anomalies 23 6.4
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 27 7.5
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 118 32.7
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 56 15.5
---Falls 20 5.5
---Fires and Flames 6 1.7
---Drownings 2 0.6
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 34 9.4
Suicide 49 13.6
Homicide 8 2.2
All Other Causes (Residual) 469 130.1

* Public Health Management Districts

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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