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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Boone County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 2 6.3
Total Deaths, All Causes 282 10.7
---Deaths under 1 Year 1 3.2
---Deaths under 28 Days 1 3.2
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 4 15.2
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 1 3.8
Malignant Neoplasms 74 281.4
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 23 87.5
------Colon 9 34.2
------Pancreas 4 15.2
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 15 57.0
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 15 57.0
---of Female Breast 5 19.0
---of Genitourinary Organs 16 60.8
------Cervix Uteri 3 11.4
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 5 19.0
------Prostate 5 19.0
------Bladder 2 7.6
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 15 57.0
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 1 3.8
Diabetes Mellitus 10 38.0
Major Cardiovascular Disease 112 425.9
---Diseases of the Heart 93 353.6
------Ischemic Heart Disease 62 235.7
---Hypertension 1 3.8
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 13 49.4
---Atherosclerosis 3 11.4
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 2 7.6
Pneumonia and Influenza 7 26.6
---Pneumonia 7 26.6
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 14 53.2
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 0 0.0
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 2 7.6
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 2 7.6
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1 3.8
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 2 7.6
Congenital Anomalies 0 0.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 3 11.4
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 14 53.2
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 8 30.4
---Falls 3 11.4
---Fires and Flames 1 3.8
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 2 7.6
Suicide 5 19.0
Homicide 2 7.6
All Other Causes (Residual) 30 114.1


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.