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Unspecified and other 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
Logan County West Virginia 266.3 278.5      82    †
Dickenson County Virginia 206.9 235.6      32    †
Wyoming County West Virginia 167.1 179.7      36    †
Boone County West Virginia 152.4 155.8      32    †
Mingo County West Virginia 145.6 138.3      30    †
Russell County Virginia 144.4 155.3      37    †
Wise County Virginia 138.3 141.9      49    †
Clay County West Virginia 119.2 134.3      11    †
McDowell County West Virginia 114.6 142.1      28    †
Tazewell County Virginia 106.1 125.7      46    †
Nicholas County West Virginia 104.7 124.5      27    †
Fayette County West Virginia   97.0 123.0      47    †
Raleigh County West Virginia   92.0 110.5      72    †
Mercer County West Virginia   85.6 115.0      58    †
Harlan County Kentucky   79.9   87.3      22    †
Floyd County Kentucky   78.0   72.9      25    †
Buchanan County Virginia   70.9   77.3      16    †
Carbon County Utah   67.7   79.4      12    †
Sweetwater County Wyoming   54.8   34.2      10    †
Cambria County Pennsylvania   54.5   90.0     111    †
Muhlenberg County Kentucky   49.9   62.0      16    †
Montezuma County Colorado   44.0   51.2      10    †
Pike County Kentucky   43.9   44.5      24    †
Las Animas County Colorado   42.5   77.2      10    †
Wayne County West Virginia   29.7   32.0      11    †
Somerset County Pennsylvania   26.6   41.0      27    †
Greenbrier County West Virginia   25.6   35.0      10    †
Fayette County Pennsylvania   25.2   38.2      46    †
Franklin County Illinois   22.1   34.1      11    †
Clearfield County Pennsylvania   19.2   27.8      19    †
Indiana County Pennsylvania   18.8   24.2      18    †
Kanawha County West Virginia   18.4   23.9      38    †
Schuylkill County Pennsylvania   15.7   24.4      30    †
Armstrong County Pennsylvania   14.6   22.4      13    †
Marion County West Virginia   14.3   21.2      10    †
Washington County Pennsylvania   12.0   17.7      30    †
Belmont County Ohio   11.8   17.4      10    †
Lackawanna County Pennsylvania   11.3   19.0      33    †
Luzerne County Pennsylvania     6.2   10.4      27    †
Westmoreland County Pennsylvania     5.7     8.2      25    †
Berks County Pennsylvania     3.7     4.1      13    †
Jefferson County Alabama     2.8     3.0      16    †
Cuyahoga County Ohio     1.3     1.7      18    †
Allegheny County Pennsylvania     0.9     1.3      13    †
Overall United States     0.9     1.0 2,233 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.

Reference Number: 2014T05-10

Date Posted: September 2014

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