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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by City

City of Huntington, 1996

Table 45

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 5 7.2
Total Deaths, All Causes 733 13.4
---Deaths under 1 Year 10 14.5
---Deaths under 28 Days 7 10.1
Tuberculosis 1 1.8
Septicemia 9 16.4
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 3 5.5
Malignant Neoplasms 176 321.2
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 34 62.0
------Colon 19 34.7
------Pancreas 4 7.3
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 48 87.6
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 45 82.1
---of Female Breast 14 25.5
---of Genitourinary Organs 37 67.5
------Cervix Uteri 3 5.5
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 7 12.8
------Prostate 14 25.5
------Bladder 7 12.8
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 43 78.5
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 2 3.6
Diabetes Mellitus 16 29.2
Major Cardiovascular Disease 310 565.7
---Diseases of the Heart 226 412.4
------Ischemic Heart Disease 140 255.5
---Hypertension 3 5.5
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 68 124.1
---Atherosclerosis 4 7.3
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 9 16.4
Pneumonia and Influenza 22 40.1
---Pneumonia 22 40.1
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 38 69.3
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 8 14.6
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 3 5.5
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 11 20.1
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 5 9.1
Congenital Anomalies 1 1.8
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 3 5.5
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 23 42.0
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 6 10.9
---Falls 8 14.6
---Fires and Flames 1 1.8
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 8 14.6
Suicide 3 5.5
Homicide 3 5.5
All Other Causes (Residual) 104 189.8


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.