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TABLE C-17
1997 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS
                               ASSIGNMENT OF 72 SELECTED CAUSES AS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH OR AS A
                               MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH AND THE RATIO OF MULTIPLE TO UNDERLYING CAUSES
                                                 DEATHS WHERE DISEASE IS:
                    
                                                   ASSIGNED AS THE              MENTIONED AS A              RATIO
                                              UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH     MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH      (MENTION TO)
SELECTED CAUSE*                                  NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS       NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS     (UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------  -------   ---------------     ------  ----------------     ------------ 

SHIGELLOSIS AND AMEBIASIS                           0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
CERTAIN OTHER INTESTINAL INFECTIONS                 4          0.1             10         0.2                2.50
TUBERCULOSIS                                        0          0.0              3         0.1                ----
 TUBERCULOSIS OF RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                 0          0.0              3         0.1                ----
 OTHER TUBERCULOSIS                                 0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
WHOOPING COUGH                                      0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
STREPTOCOCCAL SORE THROAT AND SCARLATINA            0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTION                             2          0.0              2         0.0                1.00
SEPTICEMIA                                         19          0.4            180         3.6                9.47
ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS                                 0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
MEASLES                                             0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
VIRAL HEPATITIS                                    11          0.2             20         0.4                1.82
SYPHILIS                                            0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
ALL OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES        14          0.3             37         0.7                2.64
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                              1230         24.4           1402        27.8                1.14
 OF LIP, ORAL CAVITY AND PHARYNX                   13          0.3             18         0.4                1.38
 OF DIGESTIVE ORGANS AND PERITONEUM               281          5.6            314         6.2                1.12
 OF RESPIRATORY AND INTRATHORACIC ORGANS          361          7.2            390         7.7                1.08
 OF BREAST                                         94          1.9            129         2.6                1.37
 OF GENITAL ORGANS                                142          2.8            193         3.8                1.36
 OF URINARY ORGANS                                 57          1.1             73         1.4                1.28
 OF OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED SITES                   165          3.3            336         6.7                2.04
 LEUKEMIA                                          48          1.0             59         1.2                1.23
 OF OTHER LYMPHATIC/HEMATOPOIETIC TISSUES          69          1.4             95         1.9                1.38
BENIGN NEOPLASMS                                   18          0.4             37         0.7                2.06
DIABETES MELLITUS                                 143          2.8            502        10.0                3.51
NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES                            4          0.1             91         1.8               22.75
ANEMIAS                                             8          0.2            110         2.2               13.75
MENINGITIS                                          1          0.0              7         0.1                7.00
MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES                    1980         39.3           2963        58.8                1.50
 DISEASES OF HEART                               1502         29.8           2455        48.7                1.63
  RHEUMATIC FEVER AND HEART DISEASE                11          0.2             23         0.5                2.09
  HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE                       48          1.0             90         1.8                1.88
  HYPERTENSIVE HEART AND RENAL DISEASE              2          0.0              7         0.1                3.50
  ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE                          890         17.7           1233        24.5                1.39
   ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION                    393          7.8            466         9.2                1.19
   OTHER ACUTE AND SUBACUTE FORMS                   4          0.1              7         0.1                1.75
   ANGINA PECTORIS                                  5          0.1             22         0.4                4.40
   CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE                 488          9.7            931        18.5                1.91
  OTHER DISEASES OF ENDOCARDIUM                    56          1.1            137         2.7                2.45
  ALL OTHER FORMS OF HEART DISEASE                495          9.8           1830        36.3                3.70
 HYPERTENSION                                      28          0.6            420         8.3               15.00

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TABLE C-17 (CONT)
1997 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS
                               ASSIGNMENT OF 72 SELECTED CAUSES AS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH OR AS A
                               MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH AND THE RATIO OF MULTIPLE TO UNDERLYING CAUSES
                                                 DEATHS WHERE DISEASE IS:
                    
                                                   ASSIGNED AS THE              MENTIONED AS A              RATIO
                                              UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH     MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH      (MENTION TO) 
SELECTED CAUSE*                                  NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS       NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS     (UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------  -------   ---------------     ------  ----------------     ------------ 

 CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES                         343          6.8            641        12.7                1.87
  INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE                          47          0.9             68         1.3                1.45
  CEREBRAL THROMBOSIS AND OCCLUSION                35          0.7             48         1.0                1.37
  CEREBRAL EMBOLISM                                 2          0.0             10         0.2                5.00
  OTHER CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES                  259          5.1            525        10.4                2.03
 ATHEROSCLEROSIS                                   24          0.5            169         3.4                7.04
 OTHER DISEASES OF ARTERIES                        83          1.6            157         3.1                1.89
ACUTE BRONCHITIS                                    2          0.0              5         0.1                2.50
PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA                           195          3.9            523        10.4                2.68
 PNEUMONIA                                        193          3.8            521        10.3                2.70
 INFLUENZA                                          2          0.0              2         0.0                1.00
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES            286          5.7            681        13.5                2.38
 BRONCHITIS                                        12          0.2             24         0.5                2.00
 EMPHYSEMA                                         28          0.6             66         1.3                2.36
 ASTHMA                                             4          0.1             22         0.4                5.50
 OTHER                                            242          4.8            573        11.4                2.37
ULCER OF STOMACH AND DUODENUM                      11          0.2             34         0.7                3.09
APPENDICITIS                                        1          0.0              2         0.0                2.00
HERNIA AND INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION                  13          0.3             49         1.0                3.77
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS                45          0.9             77         1.5                1.71
GALLBLADDER DISORDERS                               5          0.1             22         0.4                4.40
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS        55          1.1            264         5.2                4.80
 ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS                           2          0.0              3         0.1                1.50
 CHRONIC GLOMERULONEPHRITIS                         5          0.1             16         0.3                3.20
 RENAL FAILURE                                     48          1.0            250         5.0                5.21
INFECTIONS OF KIDNEY                                1          0.0              1         0.0                1.00
HYPERPLASIA OF PROSTRATE                            0          0.0             10         0.2                ----
COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH           0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
 PREGNANCY WITH ABORTIVE OUTCOME                    0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
 OTHER COMPLICATIONS                                0          0.0              0         0.0                ----
CONGENITAL ANOMALIES                               24          0.5             46         0.9                1.92
CERTAIN PERINATAL CONDITIONS                       18          0.4             25         0.5                1.39
 BIRTH TRAUMA                                       1          0.0              1         0.0                1.00
 OTHER PERINATAL CONDITIONS                        17          0.3             25         0.5                1.47
SYMPTOMS, SIGNS AND ILL-DEFINED CONDITIONS         25          0.5            776        15.4               31.04
ALL OTHER DISEASES                                635         12.6           1902        37.7                3.00
ACCIDENTS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS                     199          3.9            393         7.8                1.97
 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS                           76          1.5             78         1.5                1.03
 ALL OTHER ACCIDENTS                              123          2.4            315         6.2                2.56
SUICIDE                                            73          1.4             79         1.6                1.08
HOMICIDE AND LEGAL INTERVENTION                    11          0.2             12         0.2                1.09
ALL OTHER EXTERNAL CAUSES                           8          0.2             11         0.2                1.38
                    
TOTAL                                            5041        100.0          13896 **   100.00                2.76
                    
                    
 * SEE APPENDIX C FOR COMPLETE CAUSE DEFINITIONS AND CODES. 'ALL OTHER DISEASES' INCLUDES ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE DEATHS.
   AS OF 1987, 'ALL OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC' INCLUDES AIDS DEATHS.
** A GIVEN DEATH MAY BE COUNTED MORE THAN ONCE IN THIS TOTAL

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