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Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis: Number of deaths, death rates (per million population), and years of potential life lost (YPLL) by state, U.S. residents age 15 and over, 2001–2010

State of ResidenceNo. of DeathsDeath RateYPLL to Life Expectancy
Kentucky 1,295 86.97 73.45 13,974 10.8
Mississippi    184   8.10   8.07   6,108 33.2
Pennsylvania 2,080 20.57 15.83 17,561   8.4
Tennessee   164   3.37   3.35   1,839 11.2
Virginia   763 12.45 13.65   8,623 11.3
West Virginia 1,295 86.97 73.45 13,974 10.8


For the disease of interest, states are not presented if the number of reportable deaths is less than 10, and if the number of years with reportable deaths is less than 10.

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


Mortality multiple cause-of-death data from National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System. Population estimates from U.S. Census Bureau.


NIOSH 2014. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2014-765 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <> October 15, 2018.

Reference Number: 2014-765

Date Posted: September 2014

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