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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by City

City of South Charleston, 1996

Table 45

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 1 6.8
Total Deaths, All Causes 193 14.2
---Deaths under 1 Year 0 0.0
---Deaths under 28 Days 0 0.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 4 29.4
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 0 0.0
Malignant Neoplasms 51 375.0
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 13 95.6
------Colon 5 36.8
------Pancreas 2 14.7
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 13 95.6
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 13 95.6
---of Female Breast 3 22.1
---of Genitourinary Organs 7 51.5
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 2 14.7
------Prostate 4 29.4
------Bladder 1 7.4
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 15 110.3
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 1 7.4
Diabetes Mellitus 6 44.1
Major Cardiovascular Disease 69 507.4
---Diseases of the Heart 54 397.1
------Ischemic Heart Disease 26 191.2
---Hypertension 1 7.4
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 13 95.6
---Atherosclerosis 0 0.0
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 1 7.4
Pneumonia and Influenza 4 29.4
---Pneumonia 4 29.4
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 7 51.5
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 0 0.0
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 1 7.4
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 3 22.1
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 5 36.8
Congenital Anomalies 0 0.0
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 0 0.0
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 5 36.8
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 2 14.7
---Falls 2 14.7
---Fires and Flames 0 0.0
---Drownings 0 0.0
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 1 7.4
Suicide 3 22.1
Homicide 0 0.0
All Other Causes (Residual) 34 250.0


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.