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Selected Causes of Resident Deaths: Number and Rate by City

City of Wheeling, 1996

Table 45

Selected Causes of Death Number Rate
Fetal Deaths 3 7.7
Total Deaths, All Causes 476 13.6
---Deaths under 1 Year 2 5.1
---Deaths under 28 Days 0 0.0
Tuberculosis 0 0.0
Septicemia 2 5.7
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 0 0.0
Malignant Neoplasms 120 343.8
---of Digestive Organs and Peritoneum 28 80.2
------Colon 11 31.5
------Pancreas 3 8.6
---of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs 30 86.0
------Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 30 86.0
---of Female Breast 11 31.5
---of Genitourinary Organs 19 54.4
------Cervix Uteri 0 0.0
------Ovarian and Other Uterine 4 11.5
------Prostate 10 28.7
------Bladder 1 2.9
---All Other (Malignant Neoplasms) 32 91.7
Benign Neoplasms, Carcinoma in Situ, and Unspecified Neoplasms 1 2.9
Diabetes Mellitus 12 34.4
Major Cardiovascular Disease 204 584.5
---Diseases of the Heart 158 452.7
------Ischemic Heart Disease 124 355.3
---Hypertension 3 8.6
---Cerebrovascular Diseases 30 86.0
---Atherosclerosis 4 11.5
---Other Diseases of Arteries, Arterioles, and Capillaries 9 25.8
Pneumonia and Influenza 21 60.2
---Pneumonia 21 60.2
---Influenza 0 0.0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Allied Conditions 32 91.7
Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Asthma 3 8.6
Pneumoconiosis and Other Lung Diseases Due to External Agent 2 5.7
---Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis 0 0.0
Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 2 5.7
Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Nephrosis 2 5.7
Congenital Anomalies 2 5.7
Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions 3 8.6
Unintentional Injuries, All Forms 8 22.9
---Motor Vehicle Injuries 1 2.9
---Falls 3 8.6
---Fires and Flames 0 0.0
---Drownings 2 5.7
---All Other (Unintentional Injuries) 2 5.7
Suicide 2 5.7
Homicide 1 2.9
All Other Causes (Residual) 62 177.7


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Last updated February 2, 1998.