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TABLE C - 1
1952-1998 Vermont Resident Deaths
10 Leading Causes of Death by Sex
Crude Rates per 100,000 Population

                                               1998        1994-96   1989-91   1979-81   1969-71   1959-61   1952-54
Cause of Death *                           Number  Rate      Rate      Rate      Rate      Rate      Rate      Rate 

1. Heart Disease
     9th: 390-398, 402, 404-429        T   1432    242.4     264.2     258.8     328.9     439.3     439.5     421.5
     8th: 390-398, 402, 404, 410-429   M    684    235.4     264.2     258.4     354.4     495.7     498.5     496.4
          (1.0126)                     
     7th: 400-403 (1.000)              F    748    249.1     264.2     259.2     304.8     385.1     382.2     347.5
                             

2. Malignant Neoplasms
     9th: 140-208                      T    1209    204.6    200.5     197.8     185.3     167.0     168.0     161.3
     8th: 140-209 (1.0026)             M     618    212.7    209.5     215.3     200.1     180.2     176.9     161.0
     7th: 140-205 (0.0988)             F     591    196.8    191.8     181.0     171.3     154.4     159.5     161.6

   of Respiratory System
     9th: 160-165                      T     347     58.7    54.5       52.5      46.9      31.4      23.6      14.0
     8th: 160-163 (1.0007)             M     202     69.5    65.6       72.1      70.7      56.0      40.0      23.4
     7th: 160-164 (1.024)              F     145     48.3    43.7       33.7      24.3       7.8       7.7       4.7

3. Cerebrovascular Disease
     9th: 430-438                      T     331     56.0    57.2       51.2      64.9     117.1      131.9    129.7
     8th: 430-438 (1.0049)             M     130     44.7    42.1       39.2      54.2     106.9      113.7    119.5
     7th: 330-334 (0.981)              F     201     66.9    71.7       62.8      75.1     127.0      149.1    139.8

4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
     9th: 490-496                      T     249     42.1    42.8       39.6      31.1      Note: 1971 is the first
     8th: 490-493                      M     122     42.0    42.6       47.6      45.5      year in which C.O.P.D.
                                       F     127     42.3    42.9       32.0      17.4      was coded. 
5. Influenza and Pneumonia
     9th: 480-487                      T     237     40.1    29.8       31.9      25.1      35.3       40.8     27.0
     8th: 470-474, 480-486 (0.9264)    M      96     33.0    25.1       28.2      24.1      38.4       44.2     29.9
     7th: 480-483, 490-493 (0.993)     F     141     47.0    34.4       35.5      26.0      32.1       37.6     24.3

6. Injuries
     9th: E800-E949                    T     210     35.5    31.8       35.1      47.0      58.4       49.4     47.5
     8th: E800-E949 (0.9970)           M     144     49.6    42.8       46.8      66.4      79.7       68.7     64.1
     7th: E800-E962 (0.926)            F      66     22.0    21.2       23.8      28.6      38.1       30.8     30.9

     Motor Vehicle Crashes
     9th: E810-E825                    T      79     13.4    14.2       17.1      24.8      26.0       21.0     17.0
     8th: E810-E823 (1.0117)           M      55     18.9    20.3       24.2      37.7      37.4       33.0     24.3
     7th: E810-E835 (0.974)            F      24      8.0     8.3       10.2      12.5      15.1        9.4      9.7

     Other Injuries
     9th: E800-E807, E826-E949         T     131     22.2    17.6       18.0      22.2      32.4       28.3     30.2
     8th: E800-E807, E825-E949         M      89     30.6    22.5       22.6      28.6      42.2       35.6     39.8
          (0.9841)                   
     7th: E840-E962 (0.884)            F      42     14.0    12.9       13.6      16.1      22.9       21.3     21.1

7. Diabetes Mellitus
     9th: 250                          T     133     22.5    24.7       21.9      13.4      16.4       15.1     12.4
     8th: 250 (0.9991)                 M      66     22.7    23.7       20.0      10.8      14.3       10.4     10.5
     7th: 260 (0.994)                  F      67     22.3    25.7       23.7      15.8      18.5       19.7     14.3

8. Suicide
     9th: E950-E959                    T      86     14.6    11.5       16.2      16.2      13.7       14.8     13.9
     8th: E950-E959 (1.0032)           M      73     25.1    19.0       27.5      25.7      23.0       26.2     23.7
     7th: E963, E970-E979              F      13      4.3     4.3        5.3       7.1       5.0        3.8      4.4
          (0.939)

9. Diseases of Arteries
     9th: 441-448                      T      72     12.2    11.0       13.1      12.3      11.0        7.3      4.2
     8th: 441-448 (0.7409)             M      42     14.5    12.4       14.9      17.3      13.6       11.0      4.7
     7th: 451-456 (1.549)              F      30     10.0     9.6       11.4       7.6       8.4        3.8      3.8

10. Alzheimer's Disease    
     9th: 331.0                        T      70     11.9    10.0        9.9       0.6    Note: 1979 was the first
     8th: 290.1**                      M      23      7.9     5.7        6.3       0.4    year Alzheimer's Disease
                                       F      47     15.7    14.2       13.3       0.8    was uniquely coded.


* 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.)
** 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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