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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Hancock County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 1 3.0
Total Deaths, All Causes 379 10.9
---Deaths under 1 Year 3 8.9
---Deaths under 28 Days 3 8.9
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 3 8.6
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 1 2.9
Malignant Neoplasms 89 255.7
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 29 83.3
------Colon 14 40.2
------Pancreas 7 20.1
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 20 57.5
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 18 51.7
---of Female Breast 8 23.0
---of Genitourinary Organs 14 40.2
------Cervix Uteri 1 2.9
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 3 8.6
------Prostate 5 14.4
------Bladder 2 5.7
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 18 51.7
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 15 43.1
Major Cardiovascular Disease 189 543.1
---Diseases of the Heart 168 482.8
------Ischemic Heart Disease 121 347.7
---Hypertension 2 5.7
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 19 54.6
---Atherosclerosis 0 0.0
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 0 0.0
Pneumonia and Influenza 9 25.9
---Pneumonia 9 25.9
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 20 57.5
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 3 8.6
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 0 0.0
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 4 11.5
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 6 17.2
Congenital Anomalies 3 8.6
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 0 0.0
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 6 17.2
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 3 8.6
---Falls 1 2.9
---Fires and Flames 1 2.9
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 1 2.9
Suicide 3 8.6
Homicide 2 5.7
All Other Causes (Residual) 29 83.3


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.