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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Mason County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 1 3.3
Total Deaths, All Causes 321 12.7
---Deaths under 1 Year 3 9.8
---Deaths under 28 Days 1 3.3
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 5 19.8
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 0 0.0
Malignant Neoplasms 78 308.3
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 21 83.0
------Colon 5 19.8
------Pancreas 8 31.6
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 25 98.8
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 25 98.8
---of Female Breast 3 11.9
---of Genitourinary Organs 7 27.7
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 1 4.0
------Prostate 1 4.0
------Bladder 3 11.9
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 22 87.0
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 6 23.7
Major Cardiovascular Disease 146 577.1
---Diseases of the Heart 120 474.3
------Ischemic Heart Disease 90 355.7
---Hypertension 2 7.9
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 18 71.1
---Atherosclerosis 3 11.9
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 3 11.9
Pneumonia and Influenza 8 31.6
---Pneumonia 8 31.6
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 11 43.5
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 2 7.9
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 2 7.9
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 2 7.9
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 1 4.0
Congenital Anomalies 0 0.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 6 23.7
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 10 39.5
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 4 15.8
---Falls 2 7.9
---Fires and Flames 2 7.9
---Drownings 1 4.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 1 4.0
Suicide 6 23.7
Homicide 3 11.9
All Other Causes (Residual) 37 146.2


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.