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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Kanawha County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 12 5.0
Total Deaths, All Causes 2435 11.8
---Deaths under 1 Year 17 7.1
---Deaths under 28 Days 13 5.4
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 25 12.1
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 14 6.8
Malignant Neoplasms 608 294.1
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 117 56.6
------Colon 55 26.6
------Pancreas 20 9.7
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 197 95.3
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 190 91.9
---of Female Breast 49 23.7
---of Genitourinary Organs 99 47.9
------Cervix Uteri 5 2.4
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 29 14.0
------Prostate 45 21.8
------Bladder 8 3.9
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 146 70.6
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 8 3.9
Diabetes Mellitus 77 37.3
Major Cardiovascular Disease 975 471.7
---Diseases of the Heart 779 376.9
------Ischemic Heart Disease 459 222.1
---Hypertension 12 5.8
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 152 73.5
---Atherosclerosis 10 4.8
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 22 10.6
Pneumonia and Influenza 57 27.6
---Pneumonia 52 25.2
---Influenza 5 2.4
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 143 69.2
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 31 15.0
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 20 9.7
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 7 3.4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 33 16.0
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 30 14.5
Congenital Anomalies 12 5.8
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 14 6.8
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 65 31.4
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 29 14.0
---Falls 12 5.8
---Fires and Flames 2 1.0
---Drownings 6 2.9
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 16 7.7
Suicide 27 13.1
Homicide 12 5.8
All Other Causes (Residual) 315 152.4


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.