Leading Causes of Death for Stone County Residents

Stone County

Missouri

Cause of Death

Years

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

All Causes

84-93

2,090

473.2

505,494

535.8

Heart Disease

84-93

637

124.5

181,090

164.9

Malignant Neoplasms

84-93

532

125.1

113,071

136.8

Lung Cancer

84-93

172

41.0

32,906

42.6

Breast Cancer (Female)

84-93

34

18.3

9,275

22.2

Cerebrovascular Disease

84-93

154

26.8

36,503

29.5

Chronic Pulmonary Disease

84-93

117

22.1

20,881

21.3

Accidental Deaths

84-93

104

44.8

20,435

34.5

Motor Vehicle

84-93

57

31.5

10,304

20.1

Work Related Injury

89-93

-

0.0

630

4.7

Pneumonia & Influenza

84-93

66

10.7

18,478

13.4

Diabetes Mellitus

84-93

33

7.2

9,542

10.2

Suicide

84-93

20

8.1

6,937

12.6

Nephritis and Nephrosis

84-93

16

2.8

5,603

4.8

Homicide & Legal Intervention

84-93

11

6.9

4,878

9.9

Liver Disease and Cirrhosis

84-93

21

7.1

4,003

6.1

AIDS

84-93

2

0.8

2,140

4.3

Note: Causes of death are listed in an order reflective of the state numerical ranking of categories from most to least prevalent. Rates are per 100,000 population and are adjusted for age using the US 1940.population as a standard.
Source: Center for Health Information Management and Epidemiology Missouri Department of Health.

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