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TABLE C-1
1952-1996 Vermont Resident Deaths
10 Leading Causes of Death by Sex Crude Rates per 100,000 Population
1996 1989-91 1984-86 1979-81 1969-71 1959-61 1952-54 Cause of Death(1) Number Rate Rate Rate Rate Rate Rate Rate ------- ------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- 1. Heart Disease 9th: 390-398,402,404-429 T 1486 252.4 258.8 323.6 328.9 439.3 439.5 421.5 8th: 390-398,402,404,410-429 M 715 246.5 258.4 330.7 354.4 495.7 498.5 496.4 (1.0126) 7th: 400-403 (1.000) F 771 258.2 259.2 316.9 304.8 385.1 382.2 347.5 2. Malignant Neoplasms 9th: 140-208 T 1204 204.5 197.8 196.3 185.3 167.0 168.0 161.3 8th: 140-209 (1.0026) M 635 219.0 215.3 212.7 200.1 180.2 176.9 161.0 7th: 140-205 (0.0988) F 569 190.5 181.0 180.6 171.3 154.4 159.5 161.6 of Respiratory System 9th: 160-165 T 323 54.9 52.5 50.5 46.9 31.4 23.6 14.0 8th: 160-163 (1.0007) M 192 66.2 72.1 71.2 70.7 56.0 40.0 23.4 7th: 160-164 (1.024) F 131 43.9 33.7 30.8 24.3 7.8 7.7 4.7 3. Cerebrovascular Disease 9th: 430-438 T 321 54.5 51.2 58.9 64.9 117.1 131.9 129.7 8th: 430-438 (1.0049) M 122 42.1 39.2 42.0 54.2 106.9 113.7 119.5 7th: 330-334 (0.981) F 199 66.6 62.8 75.1 75.1 127.0 149.1 139.8 4. Chronic Obstructive ... Pulmonary Disease 9th: 490-496 T 244 41.5 39.6 38.4 31.1 Note: 1971 is the first 8th: 490-493 M 115 39.7 47.6 48.3 45.5 year in which C.O.P.D. F 129 43.2 32.0 29.0 17.4 was coded. 5. Injuries 9th: E800-E949 T 193 32.8 35.1 39.2 47.0 58.4 49.4 47.5 8th: E800-E949 (0.9970) M 115 39.7 46.8 54.8 66.4 79.7 68.7 64.1 7th: E800-E962 (0.926) F 78 26.1 23.8 24.3 28.6 38.1 30.8 30.9 Motor Vehicle Crashes 9th: E810-E825 T 83 14.1 17.1 19.1 24.8 26.0 21.0 17.0 8th: E810-E823 (1.0117) M 53 18.3 24.2 28.2 37.7 37.4 33.0 24.3 7th: E810-E835 (0.974) F 30 10.1 10.2 16.5 12.5 15.1 9.4 9.7 Other Injuries 9th: E800-E807, E826-E949 T 110 18.7 18.0 20.1 22.2 32.4 28.3 30.2 8th: E800-E807, E825-E949 M 62 21.4 22.6 26.7 28.6 42.2 35.6 39.8 (0.9841) 7th: E840-E962 (0.884) F 48 16.1 13.6 13.8 16.1 22.9 21.3 21.1 6. Influenza and Pneumonia 9th: 480-487 T 169 28.7 31.9 32.7 25.1 35.3 40.8 27.0 8th: 470-474,480-486 (0.9264) M 78 26.9 28.2 28.4 24.1 38.4 44.2 29.9 7th: 480-483,490-493 (0.993) F 91 30.5 35.5 36.9 26.0 32.1 37.6 24.3 7. Diabetes Mellitus 9th: 250 T 154 26.2 21.9 14.7 13.4 16.4 15.1 12.4 8th: 250 (0.9991) M 75 25.9 20.0 12.4 10.8 14.3 10.4 10.5 7th: 260 (0.994) F 79 26.5 23.7 16.8 15.8 18.5 19.7 14.3 8. Alzheimer's Disease 9th: 331.0 T 76 13.2 9.9 5.1 0.6 Note: 1979 was the first 8th: 290.1(2) M 21 7.2 6.3 4.6 0.4 year Alzheimer's Disease F 55 18.4 13.3 6.5 0.8 was uniquely coded. 9. Suicide 9th: E950-E959 T 66 11.2 16.2 14.9 16.2 13.7 14.8 13.9 8th: E950-E959 (1.0032) M 60 20.7 27.5 24.9 25.7 23.0 26.2 23.7 7th: E963, E970-E979 F 6 2.0 5.3 5.3 7.1 5.0 3.8 4.4 (0.939) 10. Diseases of Arteries 9th: 441-448 T 58 9.9 13.1 12.2 12.3 11.0 7.3 4.2 8th: 441-448 (0.7409) M 32 11.0 14.9 14.9 17.3 13.6 11.0 4.7 7th: 451-456 (1.549) F 26 8.7 11.4 9.6 7.6 8.4 3.8 3.8

(1) Cause of death is coded by the International Classification of Diseases, Adapted (ICDA). Deaths in 1952-1957 were coded according to the 6th ICDA revision (ICDA-6), 1958-67 deaths according to ICDA-7, 1968-78 deaths according to ICDA-8 and 1979 to the present according to ICD-9.

Although there is little difference between ICDA-6 and ICDA-7, significant changes were made in ICDA-8 and ICD-9. Therefore code numbers for ICDA-7,ICDA-8 and ICD-9 are given in addition to comparability ratios which have been applied to earlier rates to make them comparable to the ICD-9 rates. (Ratios from "Monthly Vital Statistics Report", Volume 17, #8 Supplement, October 25, 1968, and Volume 28, #11 Supplement, February 29, 1980; DHEW, NCHS, Washington, D.C.)

(2) In ICD-8, Alzheimer's Disease was included in code 290.1 along with a variety of disorders associated with presenile dementia.

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