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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by County

Wetzel County, 1996

Table 44

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 5 24.6
Total Deaths, All Causes 203 10.7
---Deaths under 1 Year 1 4.9
---Deaths under 28 Days 0 0.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 1 5.3
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 0 0.0
Malignant Neoplasms 34 178.9
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 7 36.8
------Colon 4 21.1
------Pancreas 1 5.3
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 11 57.9
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 10 52.6
---of Female Breast 3 15.8
---of Genitourinary Organs 4 21.1
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 2 10.5
------Prostate 1 5.3
------Bladder 1 5.3
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 9 47.4
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 3 15.8
Major Cardiovascular Disease 104 547.4
---Diseases of the Heart 82 431.6
------Ischemic Heart Disease 66 347.4
---Hypertension 0 0.0
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 17 89.5
---Atherosclerosis 2 10.5
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 3 15.8
Pneumonia and Influenza 18 94.7
---Pneumonia 17 89.5
---Influenza 1 5.3
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 11 57.9
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 6 31.6
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 0 0.0
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 2 10.5
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 3 15.8
Congenital Anomalies 0 0.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 0 0.0
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 5 26.3
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 3 15.8
---Falls 1 5.3
---Fires and Flames 1 5.3
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 0 0.0
Suicide 2 10.5
Homicide 0 0.0
All Other Causes (Residual) 20 105.3


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.