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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Jefferson County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 4 8.0
Total Deaths, All Causes 312 8.0
---Deaths under 1 Year 1 2.0
---Deaths under 28 Days 1 2.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 2 5.1
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 2 5.1
Malignant Neoplasms 77 197.9
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 18 46.3
------Colon 8 20.6
------Pancreas 2 5.1
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 20 51.4
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 20 51.4
---of Female Breast 8 20.6
---of Genitourinary Organs 10 25.7
------Cervix Uteri 1 2.6
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 3 7.7
------Prostate 3 7.7
------Bladder 2 5.1
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 21 54.0
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 10 25.7
Major Cardiovascular Disease 149 383.0
---Diseases of the Heart 115 295.6
------Ischemic Heart Disease 57 146.5
---Hypertension 1 2.6
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 29 74.6
---Atherosclerosis 0 0.0
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 4 10.3
Pneumonia and Influenza 9 23.1
---Pneumonia 9 23.1
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 13 33.4
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 3 7.7
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 1 2.6
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 2 5.1
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 2 5.1
Congenital Anomalies 0 0.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 1 2.6
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 13 33.4
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 7 18.0
---Falls 2 5.1
---Fires and Flames 0 0.0
---Drownings 1 2.6
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 3 7.7
Suicide 3 7.7
Homicide 2 5.1
All Other Causes (Residual) 26 66.8


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.