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Asbestosis: 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
Lincoln County Montana 494.9 622.6  97 24.7
George County Mississippi 323.9 278.3  44     †
Orange County Texas 133.5 138.5  92     †
Jasper County Texas  84.2 100.6  28     †
Newport News City Virginia  76.0  64.0  89     †
Jackson County Mississippi  74.9  65.7  69     †
Newton County Texas  74.9  86.5  10     †
Wetzel County West Virginia  71.9  93.8  13     †
Kitsap County Washington  64.9  61.0  115      †
Jefferson County Texas  64.0  69.3  136      †
Hampton City Virginia  63.0  52.3  62     †
Suffolk City Virginia  59.0  51.4  31     †
Carlton County Minnesota  55.4  62.0  17     †
Somerset County New Jersey  52.4  46.9  116  21.6
York County Virginia  52.2  39.1  19     †
Sagadahoc County Maine  51.6  51.1  15     †
Boyd County Kentucky  48.8  57.0  23     †
Gloucester County Virginia  48.2  49.7  15     †
Lincoln County Maine  46.1  68.2  20     †
Putnam County West Virginia  45.2  39.2  17     †
Liberty County Texas  41.8  34.2  20     †
Salem County New Jersey  40.9  45.4  24     †
Shelby County Texas  40.0  49.1  10     †
Mobile County Alabama  39.3  39.3  122   9.0
Wayne County West Virginia  36.1  40.8  14     †
Kanawha County West Virginia  35.6  45.4  72     †
Gloucester County New Jersey  33.9  30.2  67     †
Pearl River County Mississippi  33.8  34.4  14     †
Benton County Washington  33.8  28.9  35     †
Colbert County Alabama  33.2  40.6  18     †
Escambia County Alabama  32.8  36.2  11     †
Berkeley County South Carolina  32.8  21.8  26     †
Bannock County Idaho  32.1  28.4  17     †
Columbia County Oregon  32.0  29.0  11     †
Hardin County Texas  31.6  29.9  12     †
Upshur County Texas  31.6  36.8  11     †
Roane County Tennessee  30.9  39.0  17     †
Rowan County North Carolina  29.4  33.5  36     †
New London County Connecticut  29.0  30.4  65     †
Portsmouth City Virginia  28.1  30.4  24     †
Angelina County Texas  28.0  30.2  19     †
Galveston County Texas  28.0  24.6  53     †
Jones County Mississippi  27.5  30.9  16     †
Warren County Mississippi  27.3  26.8  10     †
Polk County Texas  27.3  39.8  15     †
Napa County California  26.9  33.2  35     †
Chesapeake City Virginia  26.6  19.5  33     †
Union County Arkansas  25.7  37.1  13     †
Cabell County West Virginia  25.7  31.9  25     †
Jefferson County Ohio  25.4  35.8  21     †
Overall United States   6.0   6.0 14,137        3.8

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. Population estimates from U.S. Census Bureau.

Reference Number: 2014T01-10

Date Posted: September 2014

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