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Coal workers' pneumoconiosis: 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 1,091.6 986.0    204     †
McDowell County West Virginia    650.6 806.7    159     †
Wyoming County West Virginia    482.5 504.2    101     †
Tazewell County Virginia    451.3 535.6    196     †
Leslie County Kentucky    401.6 411.0      40     †
Raleigh County West Virginia    378.0 456.0    297     †
Mingo County West Virginia    349.7 350.4      76     †
Schuylkill County Pennsylvania    333.5 522.9    643     †
Floyd County Kentucky    328.3 306.3    105     †
Hancock County Mississippi    322.0 324.2    120 26.7
Webster County West Virginia    312.2 362.5      29     †
Logan County West Virginia    309.5 329.5      97     †
Harlan County Kentucky    306.7 337.4      85     †
Lee County Virginia    304.4 342.6      66     †
Wise County Virginia    275.3 278.1      96     †
Fayette County West Virginia    268.7 342.7    131     †
Boone County West Virginia    244.4 258.0      53     †
Perry County Kentucky    241.7 208.9      49     †
Dickenson County Virginia    237.6 272.4      37     †
Knott County Kentucky    237.1 229.9      33     †
Letcher County Kentucky    236.2 231.4      46     †
Pike County Kentucky    226.6 224.4    121     †
Russell County Virginia    219.2 235.0      56     †
Carbon County Utah    174.3 205.1      31     †
Mercer County West Virginia    162.6 224.1    113     †
Martin County Kentucky    158.7 138.5      13     †
Johnson County Kentucky    147.8 140.1      27     †
Northumberland County Pennsylvania    144.2 220.5    169     †
McCreary County Kentucky    135.8 110.2      15     †
Luzerne County Pennsylvania    123.9 202.0    527     †
Muhlenberg County Kentucky    119.4 147.2      38     †
Colfax County New Mexico    114.4 180.1      20     †
Greenbrier County West Virginia    113.6 157.4      45     †
Clay County Kentucky    108.5   92.3      18     †
Cambria County Pennsylvania    102.6  163.8    202     †
Nicholas County West Virginia    102.0 119.9      26     †
Preston County West Virginia     99.1 113.5      28     †
Somerset County Pennsylvania     96.1 147.4      97     †
Carbon County Pennsylvania     93.1 132.8      68     †
Greene County Pennsylvania     87.7 107.6      36     †
Bell County Kentucky     73.2   79.8      19     †
Franklin County Illinois     69.2 105.5      34     †
Perry County Ohio     68.9   66.0      18     †
Washington County Virginia     58.2   66.5      29     †
Fayette County Pennsylvania     54.2   82.1      99     †
Lackawanna County Pennsylvania     52.6   88.1    153     †
Upshur County West Virginia     50.0   57.2      11     †
Saline County Illinois     48.2   70.2      15     †
Campbell County Tennessee     47.8   54.4      18     †
Indiana County Pennsylvania     45.3   55.1      41     †
Overall United States      2.9    3.0 6,956  1.7

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: 2014T02-10

Date Posted: September 2014

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