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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Pocahontas County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 1 9.5
Total Deaths, All Causes 117 13.0
---Deaths under 1 Year 1 9.5
---Deaths under 28 Days 0 0.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 0 0.0
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 0 0.0
Malignant Neoplasms 26 288.9
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 5 55.6
------Colon 2 22.2
------Pancreas 3 33.3
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 13 144.4
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 13 144.4
---of Female Breast 2 22.2
---of Genitourinary Organs 2 22.2
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 0 0.0
------Prostate 1 11.1
------Bladder 1 11.1
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 4 44.4
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 4 44.4
Major Cardiovascular Disease 53 588.9
---Diseases of the Heart 39 433.3
------Ischemic Heart Disease 26 288.9
---Hypertension 0 0.0
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 11 122.2
---Atherosclerosis 0 0.0
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 3 33.3
Pneumonia and Influenza 4 44.4
---Pneumonia 4 44.4
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 9 100.0
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 1 11.1
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 1 11.1
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 0 0.0
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 6 66.7
Congenital Anomalies 0 0.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 1 11.1
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 4 44.4
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 2 22.2
---Falls 1 11.1
---Fires and Flames 0 0.0
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 1 11.1
Suicide 0 0.0
Homicide 0 0.0
All Other Causes (Residual) 9 100.0


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.