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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Putnam County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 2 3.5
Total Deaths, All Causes 448 9.4
---Deaths under 1 Year 4 7.0
---Deaths under 28 Days 3 5.2
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 8 16.7
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 1 2.1
Malignant Neoplasms 110 229.6
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 14 29.2
------Colon 9 18.8
------Pancreas 1 2.1
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 43 89.8
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 43 89.8
---of Female Breast 8 16.7
---of Genitourinary Organs 16 33.4
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 2 4.2
------Prostate 5 10.4
------Bladder 4 8.4
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 29 60.5
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 1 2.1
Diabetes Mellitus 19 39.7
Major Cardiovascular Disease 181 377.9
---Diseases of the Heart 144 300.6
------Ischemic Heart Disease 92 192.1
---Hypertension 8 16.7
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 24 50.1
---Atherosclerosis 2 4.2
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 3 6.3
Pneumonia and Influenza 11 23.0
---Pneumonia 11 23.0
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 24 50.1
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 8 16.7
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 2 4.2
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 4 8.4
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 8 16.7
Congenital Anomalies 4 8.4
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 3 6.3
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 22 45.9
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 11 23.0
---Falls 3 6.3
---Fires and Flames 0 0.0
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 8 16.7
Suicide 7 14.6
Homicide 1 2.1
All Other Causes (Residual) 42 87.7


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.