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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Monongalia County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 4 4.5
Total Deaths, All Causes 606 7.8
---Deaths under 1 Year 5 5.6
---Deaths under 28 Days 4 4.5
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 10 12.8
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 1 1.3
Malignant Neoplasms 132 169.2
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 33 42.3
------Colon 11 14.1
------Pancreas 10 12.8
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 43 55.1
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 42 53.8
---of Female Breast 10 12.8
---of Genitourinary Organs 19 24.4
------Cervix Uteri 1 1.3
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 8 10.3
------Prostate 2 2.6
------Bladder 6 7.7
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 27 34.6
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 3 3.8
Diabetes Mellitus 14 17.9
Major Cardiovascular Disease 258 330.8
---Diseases of the Heart 191 244.9
------Ischemic Heart Disease 118 151.3
---Hypertension 0 0.0
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 44 56.4
---Atherosclerosis 13 16.7
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 10 12.8
Pneumonia and Influenza 17 21.8
---Pneumonia 16 20.5
---Influenza 1 1.3
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 39 50.0
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 5 6.4
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 5 6.4
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 2 2.6
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 2 2.6
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 9 11.5
Congenital Anomalies 4 5.1
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 2 2.6
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 14 17.9
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 9 11.5
---Falls 1 1.3
---Fires and Flames 0 0.0
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 4 5.1
Suicide 9 11.5
Homicide 1 1.3
All Other Causes (Residual) 86 110.3


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.