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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by City

City of Morgantown, 1996

Table 45

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 2 4.8
Total Deaths, All Causes 265 10.2
---Deaths under 1 Year 0 0.0
---Deaths under 28 Days 0 0.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 9 34.7
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 0 0.0
Malignant Neoplasms 51 196.9
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 14 54.1
------Colon 5 19.3
------Pancreas 5 19.3
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 15 57.9
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 15 57.9
---of Female Breast 2 7.7
---of Genitourinary Organs 10 38.6
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 4 15.4
------Prostate 2 7.7
------Bladder 4 15.4
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 10 38.6
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 1 3.9
Diabetes Mellitus 3 11.6
Major Cardiovascular Disease 112 432.4
---Diseases of the Heart 77 297.3
------Ischemic Heart Disease 44 169.9
---Hypertension 0 0.0
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 22 84.9
---Atherosclerosis 7 27.0
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 6 23.2
Pneumonia and Influenza 10 38.6
---Pneumonia 10 38.6
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 18 69.5
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 3 11.6
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 3 11.6
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 2 7.7
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 0 0.0
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 4 15.4
Congenital Anomalies 1 3.9
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 1 3.9
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 9 34.7
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 5 19.3
---Falls 1 3.9
---Fires and Flames 0 0.0
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 3 11.6
Suicide 5 19.3
Homicide 1 3.9
All Other Causes (Residual) 37 142.9


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.