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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by City

City of Bluefield, 1996

Table 45

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 1 6.2
Total Deaths, All Causes 197 15.4
---Deaths under 1 Year 1 6.2
---Deaths under 28 Days 1 6.2
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 2 15.6
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 0 0.0
Malignant Neoplasms 36 281.3
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 11 85.9
------Colon 3 23.4
------Pancreas 2 15.6
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 9 70.3
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 9 70.3
---of Female Breast 5 39.1
---of Genitourinary Organs 6 46.9
------Cervix Uteri 1 7.8
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 2 15.6
------Prostate 1 7.8
------Bladder 1 7.8
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 5 39.1
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 2 15.6
Diabetes Mellitus 7 54.7
Major Cardiovascular Disease 80 625.0
---Diseases of the Heart 69 539.1
------Ischemic Heart Disease 44 343.8
---Hypertension 1 7.8
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 7 54.7
---Atherosclerosis 0 0.0
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 3 23.4
Pneumonia and Influenza 10 78.1
---Pneumonia 10 78.1
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 18 140.6
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 3 23.4
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 2 15.6
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 1 7.8
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 0 0.0
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 7 54.7
Congenital Anomalies 0 0.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 1 7.8
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 3 23.4
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 1 7.8
---Falls 1 7.8
---Fires and Flames 1 7.8
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 0 0.0
Suicide 3 23.4
Homicide 0 0.0
All Other Causes (Residual) 26 203.1


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.