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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

McDowell County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 2 5.7
Total Deaths, All Causes 428 13.0
---Deaths under 1 Year 2 5.7
---Deaths under 28 Days 1 2.8
Tuberculosis 1 3.0
Septicemia 6 18.2
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 4 12.1
Malignant Neoplasms 100 303.0
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 22 66.7
------Colon 6 18.2
------Pancreas 3 9.1
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 32 97.0
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 32 97.0
---of Female Breast 5 15.2
---of Genitourinary Organs 19 57.6
------Cervix Uteri 1 3.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 8 24.2
------Prostate 4 12.1
------Bladder 1 3.0
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 22 66.7
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 15 45.5
Major Cardiovascular Disease 198 600.0
---Diseases of the Heart 167 506.1
------Ischemic Heart Disease 86 260.6
---Hypertension 2 6.1
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 23 69.7
---Atherosclerosis 2 6.1
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 4 12.1
Pneumonia and Influenza 9 27.3
---Pneumonia 9 27.3
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 18 54.5
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 1 3.0
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 13 39.4
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 12 36.4
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 3 9.1
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 4 12.1
Congenital Anomalies 1 3.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 2 6.1
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 17 51.5
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 7 21.2
---Falls 3 9.1
---Fires and Flames 2 6.1
---Drownings 2 6.1
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 3 9.1
Suicide 7 21.2
Homicide 6 18.2
All Other Causes (Residual) 24 72.7


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.