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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Upshur County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 2 8.3
Total Deaths, All Causes 266 11.2
---Deaths under 1 Year 3 12.5
---Deaths under 28 Days 3 12.5
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 2 8.4
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 0 0.0
Malignant Neoplasms 57 240.5
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 9 38.0
------Colon 4 16.9
------Pancreas 2 8.4
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 17 71.7
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 17 71.7
---of Female Breast 4 16.9
---of Genitourinary Organs 9 38.0
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 2 8.4
------Prostate 6 25.3
------Bladder 1 4.2
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 18 75.9
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 8 33.8
Major Cardiovascular Disease 114 481.0
---Diseases of the Heart 82 346.0
------Ischemic Heart Disease 42 177.2
---Hypertension 2 8.4
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 21 88.6
---Atherosclerosis 4 16.9
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 5 21.1
Pneumonia and Influenza 10 42.2
---Pneumonia 10 42.2
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 13 54.9
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 3 12.7
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 1 4.2
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 2 8.4
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 0 0.0
Congenital Anomalies 2 8.4
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 2 8.4
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 16 67.5
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 11 46.4
---Falls 1 4.2
---Fires and Flames 1 4.2
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 3 12.7
Suicide 4 16.9
Homicide 0 0.0
All Other Causes (Residual) 35 147.7


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.