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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by City

City of Parkersburg, 1996

Table 45

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 2 4.1
Total Deaths, All Causes 518 15.3
---Deaths under 1 Year 2 4.1
---Deaths under 28 Days 1 2.1
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 1 2.9
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 2 5.9
Malignant Neoplasms 117 345.1
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 21 61.9
------Colon 6 17.7
------Pancreas 4 11.8
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 43 126.8
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 42 123.9
---of Female Breast 6 17.7
---of Genitourinary Organs 18 53.1
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 2 5.9
------Prostate 7 20.6
------Bladder 4 11.8
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 29 85.5
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 0 0.0
Diabetes Mellitus 21 61.9
Major Cardiovascular Disease 246 725.7
---Diseases of the Heart 164 483.8
------Ischemic Heart Disease 89 262.5
---Hypertension 6 17.7
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 43 126.8
---Atherosclerosis 26 76.7
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 7 20.6
Pneumonia and Influenza 16 47.2
---Pneumonia 16 47.2
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 31 91.4
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 8 23.6
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 1 2.9
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 6 17.7
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 3 8.8
Congenital Anomalies 3 8.8
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 1 2.9
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 13 38.3
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 5 14.7
---Falls 2 5.9
---Fires and Flames 3 8.8
---Drownings 1 2.9
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 2 5.9
Suicide 6 17.7
Homicide 3 8.8
All Other Causes (Residual) 48 141.6


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.