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All pneumoconioses: Top 50 counties with highest age-adjusted death rates (per million population), U.S. residents age 15 and over, 2000–2009

CountyStateDeath RateNumber of DeathsPercent Female
Age-AdjustedCrude
Buchanan County Virginia 1,158.5 1,058.5      219     †
McDowell County West Virginia    752.3    933.6      184     †
Wyoming County West Virginia    641.8    674.0      135     †
Logan County West Virginia    556.7    587.6      173     †
Tazewell County Virginia    555.0    658.6      241     †
Lincoln County Montana    494.9    622.6        97 24.7
Mingo County West Virginia    477.3    470.3      102     †
Raleigh County West Virginia    470.0    566.5      369     †
Dickenson County Virginia    444.5    507.9        69     †
Wise County Virginia    411.1    417.1      144     †
Floyd County Kentucky    402.9    376.3      129     †
Leslie County Kentucky    401.6    411.0        40     †
Boone County West Virginia    396.7    413.8        85     †
Harlan County Kentucky    386.7    424.7      107     †
Schuylkill County Pennsylvania    370.6    579.8      713     †
Fayette County West Virginia    361.8    460.4      176     †
Russell County Virginia    359.0    386.0        92     †
George County Mississippi    323.9    278.3        44     †
Hancock County Mississippi    322.0    324.2      120 26.7
Webster County West Virginia    312.2    362.5        29     †
Lee County Virginia    304.4    342.6        66     †
Pike County Kentucky    270.5    268.9      145     †
Mercer County West Virginia    243.8    333.2      168     †
Carbon County Utah    242.0    284.5        43     †
Perry County Kentucky    241.7    208.9        49     †
Knott County Kentucky    237.1    229.9        33     †
Letcher County Kentucky    236.2    231.4        46     †
Nicholas County West Virginia    206.6    244.4        53     †
Cambria County Pennsylvania    172.3    274.1      338     †
Muhlenberg County Kentucky    169.2    209.2        54     †
Martin County Kentucky    158.7    138.5        13     †
Johnson County Kentucky    147.8    140.1        27     †
Northumberland County Pennsylvania    144.2    220.5      169     †
Greenbrier County West Virginia    139.2    192.4        55     †
McCreary County Kentucky    135.8    110.2        15     †
Luzerne County Pennsylvania    135.5    220.0      574     †
Somerset County Pennsylvania    134.6    205.2      135     †
Orange County Texas    133.5    138.5        92     †
Clay County West Virginia    119.2    134.3        11     †
Colfax County New Mexico    114.4    180.1        20     †
Clay County Kentucky    108.5      92.3        18     †
Preston County West Virginia      99.1    113.5        28     †
Carbon County Pennsylvania      93.1    132.8        68     †
Franklin County Illinois      91.3    139.6        45     †
Kanawha County West Virginia      89.1    114.1      181     †
Fayette County Pennsylvania      88.7    132.7      160     †
Greene County Pennsylvania      87.7    107.6        36     †
Jackson County Mississippi      86.0      77.1        81     †
Jasper County Texas      84.2    100.6        28     †
Newport News City Virginia      76.0      64.0        89     †
Overall United States     10.4     10.5 24,595   3.4

Note:

Data are not shown ("†") for counties with less than 10 female deaths with the disease of interest reported during the time interval. Counties with less than 10 reportable deaths, and split/merged counties incorporated for less than the entire time interval are not presented (see Appendix: Split, Merged, or Renamed Counties and County Equivalents).

See Appendix for information about data sources, methods, ICD codes, and limitations.

Source:

Mortality multiple cause-of-death data from National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System.

Reference Number: 2014T06-11

Date Posted: September 2014

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