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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Mercer County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 4 4.9
Total Deaths, All Causes 814 12.5
---Deaths under 1 Year 4 4.9
---Deaths under 28 Days 4 4.9
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 10 15.4
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 4 6.2
Malignant Neoplasms 179 275.4
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 40 61.5
------Colon 20 30.8
------Pancreas 7 10.8
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 57 87.7
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 55 84.6
---of Female Breast 14 21.5
---of Genitourinary Organs 28 43.1
------Cervix Uteri 2 3.1
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 9 13.8
------Prostate 6 9.2
------Bladder 4 6.2
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 40 61.5
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 5 7.7
Diabetes Mellitus 24 36.9
Major Cardiovascular Disease 339 521.5
---Diseases of the Heart 276 424.6
------Ischemic Heart Disease 172 264.6
---Hypertension 6 9.2
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 47 72.3
---Atherosclerosis 2 3.1
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 8 12.3
Pneumonia and Influenza 30 46.2
---Pneumonia 30 46.2
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 51 78.5
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 8 12.3
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 10 15.4
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 7 10.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 6 9.2
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 14 21.5
Congenital Anomalies 3 4.6
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 5 7.7
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 24 36.9
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 10 15.4
---Falls 4 6.2
---Fires and Flames 4 6.2
---Drownings 1 1.5
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 5 7.7
Suicide 14 21.5
Homicide 3 4.6
All Other Causes (Residual) 93 143.1


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.