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                             TABLE D-5

                     1996-1998 VERMONT RESIDENT
          FETAL, PERINATAL, NEONATAL AND INFANT DEATH RATES
                         BY AGE OF MOTHER

                   FETAL   PERINATAL NEONATAL     INFANT
  AGE OF MOTHER    DEATHS  DEATHS    DEATHS       DEATHS

   15-19 YEARS      6.6     13.2      7.2          10.2  
   20-24 YEARS      5.0     11.3      7.7          10.0
   25-29 YEARS      2.2      4.6      2.8           3.8
   30-34 YEARS      2.8      7.7      5.5           6.1
   35-39 YEARS      5.2      6.0      1.2           2.4
   40-44 YEARS      8.2     12.3      4.1           6.2

    1996-1998       3.8      8.0      4.9           6.8

    1996 TOTAL      4.1      8.1      4.6           7.1
    1997 TOTAL      4.2      8.0      4.2           6.1
    1998 TOTAL      3.2      7.7      5.9           7.2


NOTES:
Data for the years 1996-1998 have been combined to produce more stable rates.

Fetal and perinatal death rates are the number of resident fetal deaths and 
perinatal deaths per 1,000 resident live births and fetal deaths.

Neonatal and infant death rates are the number of resident neonatal and infant 
death rates per 1,000 resident live births.

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