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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by City

City of Beckley, 1996

Table 45

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 2 5.9
Total Deaths, All Causes 358 19.6
---Deaths under 1 Year 1 3.0
---Deaths under 28 Days 1 3.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 6 32.8
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 2 10.9
Malignant Neoplasms 73 398.9
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 20 109.3
------Colon 8 43.7
------Pancreas 6 32.8
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 20 109.3
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 20 109.3
---of Female Breast 7 38.3
---of Genitourinary Organs 7 38.3
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 1 5.5
------Prostate 4 21.9
------Bladder 1 5.5
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 19 103.8
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 2 10.9
Diabetes Mellitus 11 60.1
Major Cardiovascular Disease 154 841.5
---Diseases of the Heart 126 688.5
------Ischemic Heart Disease 81 442.6
---Hypertension 3 16.4
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 18 98.4
---Atherosclerosis 4 21.9
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 3 16.4
Pneumonia and Influenza 10 54.6
---Pneumonia 10 54.6
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 25 136.6
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 4 21.9
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 12 65.6
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 9 49.2
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1 5.5
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 6 32.8
Congenital Anomalies 0 0.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 1 5.5
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 10 54.6
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 3 16.4
---Falls 1 5.5
---Fires and Flames 0 0.0
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 6 32.8
Suicide 6 32.8
Homicide 4 21.9
All Other Causes (Residual) 35 191.3


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.