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TABLE C-17, PAGE 1
2003 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS

ASSIGNMENT OF 113 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                                
                                                     UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH  MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH           RATIO           
CAUSE OF DEATH(1)                                      NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS     NO.  % OF ALL DEATHS     (MENTION TO UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------         -----   -----------------  -----  ---------------     ----------------------
 
SALMONELLA INFECTIONS                                    0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
SHIGELLOSIS AND AMEBIASIS                                0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
CERTAIN OTHER INTESTINAL INFECTIONS                      3           0.1           6         0.1                       2.00        
TUBERCULOSIS                                             1           0.0           3         0.1                       3.00        
  RESPIRATORY TUBERCULOSIS                               1           0.0           3         0.1                       3.00        
  OTHER TUBERCULOSIS                                     0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
WHOOPING COUGH                                           0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
SCARLET FEVER AND ERYSIPELAS                             0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTION                                  0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
SEPTICEMIA                                              36           0.7         203         4.0                       5.64        
SYPHILIS                                                 0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS                                      0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
ARTHROPOD-BORNE VIRAL ENCEPHALITIS                       0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
MEASLES                                                  0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
VIRAL HEPATITIS                                          4           0.1          13         0.3                       3.25        
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) DISEASE               8           0.2           9         0.2                       1.13        
MALARIA                                                  0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC...                                                                                   
 DISEASES AND THEIR SEQUELAE                            14           0.3          51         1.0                       3.64        
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                                   1211          23.6        1378        26.9                       1.14        
  OF LIP, ORAL CAVITY AND PHARYNX                        7           0.1          10         0.2                       1.43        
  OF ESOPHAGUS                                          35           0.7          37         0.7                       1.06        
  OF STOMACH                                            26           0.5          27         0.5                       1.04        
  OF COLON, RECTUM AND ANUS                            118           2.3         145         2.8                       1.23        
  OF LIVER AND INTRAHEPATIC BILE DUCTS                  25           0.5          26         0.5                       1.04        
  OF PANCREAS                                           59           1.2          60         1.2                       1.02        
  OF LARYNX                                             11           0.2          20         0.4                       1.82        
  OF TRACHEA, BRONCHUS AND LUNG                        321           6.3         346         6.8                       1.08        
  OF SKIN                                               19           0.4          22         0.4                       1.16        
  OF BREAST                                             99           1.9         126         2.5                       1.27        
  OF CERVIX UTERI                                        7           0.1           9         0.2                       1.29        
  OF CORPUS UTERI AND UTERUS, PART UNSPECIFIED          16           0.3          23         0.4                       1.44        
  OF OVARY                                              30           0.6          33         0.6                       1.10        
  OF PROSTATE                                           77           1.5         120         2.3                       1.56        
  OF KIDNEY AND RENAL PELVIS                            25           0.5          29         0.6                       1.16        
  OF BLADDER                                            32           0.6          49         1.0                       1.53        
  OF MENINGES, BRAIN AND OTHER PARTS...                                                                                             
   OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM                            30           0.6          31         0.6                       1.03        
  OF LYMPHOID, HEMATOPOIETIC AND RELATED TISSUE        118           2.3         150         2.9                       1.27        
    HODGKIN'S DISEASE                                    1           0.0           4         0.1                       4.00        
    NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA                              48           0.9          70         1.4                       1.46        
    LEUKEMIA                                            43           0.8          54         1.1                       1.26        
    MULTIPLE MYELOMA AND IMMUNOPROLIFERATIVE NEOPLASMS  26           0.5          31         0.6                       1.19        
    OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS OF...                                                                                 
     LYMPHOID, HEMATOPOIETIC AND RELATED TISSUE          0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
  ALL OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS        156           3.0         267         5.2                       1.71        
IN SITU NEOPLASMS, BENIGN NEOPLASMS AND...                                                                                          
 NEOPLASMS OF UNCERTAIN OR UNKNOWN BEHAVIOR             37           0.7          68         1.3                       1.84        

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TABLE C-17, PAGE 2
2003 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS

ASSIGNMENT OF 113 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                                
                                                     UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH  MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH           RATIO           
CAUSE OF DEATH(1)                                      NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS     NO.  % OF ALL DEATHS     (MENTION TO UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------         -----   -----------------  -----  ---------------     ----------------------
ANEMIAS                                                  2           0.0         117         2.3                      58.50        
DIABETES MELLITUS                                      183           3.6         622        12.1                       3.40        
NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES                                 6           0.1          57         1.1                       9.50        
  MALNUTRITION                                           5           0.1          49         1.0                       9.80        
  OTHER NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES                         1           0.0           9         0.2                       9.00        
MENINGITIS                                               0           0.0           4         0.1                      -----        
PARKINSON'S DISEASE                                     51           1.0         105         2.0                       2.06        
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE                                    172           3.4         296         5.8                       1.72        
MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES                         1755          34.3        2913        56.9                       1.66        
  DISEASES OF HEART                                   1350          26.4        2415        47.1                       1.79        
    ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER AND CHRONIC RHEUMATIC...                                                                                  
     HEART DISEASES                                     12           0.2          30         0.6                       2.50        
    HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE                          62           1.2         126         2.5                       2.03        
    HYPERTENSIVE HEART AND RENAL DISEASE                 3           0.1           6         0.1                       2.00        
    ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASES                            960          18.7        1470        28.7                       1.53        
      ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION                      292           5.7         373         7.3                       1.28        
      OTHER ACUTE ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASES                9           0.2          25         0.5                       2.78        
      OTHER FORMS OF CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE    659          12.9        1293        25.2                       1.96        
        ATHEROSCLEROTIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, ...                                                                                 
         SO DESCRIBED                                  257           5.0         422         8.2                       1.64        
        ALL OTHER FORMS OF CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART...                                                                                
         DISEASE                                       402           7.8         902        17.6                       2.24        
    OTHER HEART DISEASES                               313           6.1        1577        30.8                       5.04        
      ACUTE AND SUBACUTE ENDOCARDITIS                    3           0.1           6         0.1                       2.00        
      DISEASES OF PERICARDIUM AND ACUTE MYOCARDITIS      3           0.1          19         0.4                       6.33        
      HEART FAILURE                                     68           1.3         656        12.8                       9.65        
      ALL OTHER FORMS OF HEART DISEASE                 239           4.7        1154        22.5                       4.83        
  ESSENTIAL (PRIMARY) HYPERTENSION...                                                                                               
   AND HYPERTENSIVE RENAL DISEASE                       28           0.5         607        11.9                      21.68        
  CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES                             307           6.0         590        11.5                       1.92        
  ATHEROSCLEROSIS                                       19           0.4         170         3.3                       8.95        
  OTHER DISEASES OF CIRCULATORY SYSTEM                  51           1.0         130         2.5                       2.55        
    AORTIC ANEURYSM AND DISSECTION                      34           0.7          55         1.1                       1.62        
    OTHER DISEASES OF ARTERIES, ARTERIOLES AND...                                                                                   
     CAPILLARIES                                        17           0.3          80         1.6                       4.71        
OTHER DISORDERS OF CIRCULATORY SYSTEM                    8           0.2         103         2.0                      12.88        
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA                                116           2.3         558        10.9                       4.81        
  INFLUENZA                                              4           0.1           5         0.1                       1.25        
  PNEUMONIA                                            112           2.2         553        10.8                       4.94        
OTHER ACUTE LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS                 2           0.0           4         0.1                       2.00        
  ACUTE BRONCHITIS AND BRONCHIOLITIS                     2           0.0           4         0.1                       2.00        
  UNSPECIFIED ACUTE LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTION          0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES                     302           5.9         724        14.1                       2.40        
  BRONCHITIS, CHRONIC AND UNSPECIFIED                    4           0.1          10         0.2                       2.50        
  EMPHYSEMA                                             24           0.5          80         1.6                       3.33        
  ASTHMA                                                 5           0.1          15         0.3                       3.00        
  OTHER CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES             269           5.3         623        12.2                       2.32        

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TABLE C-17, PAGE 3
2003 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS

ASSIGNMENT OF 113 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                                
                                                     UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH  MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH           RATIO           
CAUSE OF DEATH(1)                                      NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS     NO.  % OF ALL DEATHS     (MENTION TO UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------         -----   -----------------  -----  ---------------     ----------------------
 
PNEUMOCONIOSES AND CHEMICAL EFFECTS                      0           0.0           1         0.0                      -----        
PNEUMONITIS DUE TO SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS                   23           0.4         150         2.9                       6.52        
OTHER DISEASES OF RESPIRATORY SYSTEM                    53           1.0         440         8.6                       8.30        
PEPTIC ULCER                                            12           0.2          26         0.5                       2.17        
DISEASES OF APPENDIX                                     1           0.0           1         0.0                       1.00        
HERNIA                                                   7           0.1          16         0.3                       2.29        
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS                     57           1.1          91         1.8                       1.60        
  ALCOHOLIC LIVER DISEASE                               38           0.7          25         0.5                       0.66        
  OTHER CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS             19           0.4          66         1.3                       3.47        
CHOLELITHIASIS AND OTHER DISORDERS OF GALLBLADDER       13           0.3          21         0.4                       1.62        
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS             52           1.0         459         9.0                       8.83        
  ACUTE AND RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE NEPHRITIC AND...                                                                                    
   NEPHROTIC SYNDROME                                    0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
  CHRONIC GLOMERULONEPHRITIS, NEPHRITIS AND...                                                                                      
   NEPHRITIS NOT SPECIFIED AS ACUTE OR CHRONIC, ...                                                                                 
    AND RENAL SCLEROSIS UNSPECIFIED                      1           0.0           2         0.0                       2.00        
  RENAL FAILURE                                         51           1.0         459         9.0                       9.00        
  OTHER DISORDERS OF KIDNEY                              0           0.0           1         0.0                      -----        
INFECTIONS OF KIDNEY                                     4           0.1           8         0.2                       2.00        
HYPERPLASIA OF PROSTATE                                  7           0.1          15         0.3                       2.14        
INFLAMMATORY DISEASES OF FEMALE PELVIC ORGANS            0           0.0           2         0.0                      -----        
PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH AND THE PUERPERIUM                 1           0.0           1         0.0                       1.00        
  PREGNANCY WITH ABORTIVE OUTCOME                        0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
  OTHER COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH...                                                                                   
   AND THE PUERPERIUM                                    1           0.0           1         0.0                       1.00        
CERTAIN CONDITIONS ORIGINATING IN THE PERINATAL...                                                                                  
 PERIOD                                                 21           0.4          27         0.5                       1.29        
CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS, DEFORMATIONS...                                                                                           
 AND CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES                          27           0.5          41         0.8                       1.52        
SYMPTOMS, SIGNS AND ABNORMAL CLINICAL...                                                                                            
 AND LABORATORY FINDINGS, NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED      32           0.6         634        12.4                      19.81        
ALL OTHER DISEASES (RESIDUAL)                          557          10.9        2408        47.0                       4.32        
ACCIDENTS                                              233           4.5         372         7.3                       1.60        
  TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS                                   76           1.5          80         1.6                       1.05        
    MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS                             72           1.4          75         1.5                       1.04        
    OTHER LAND TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS                       2           0.0           2         0.0                       1.00        
    WATER, AIR AND SPACE, AND OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED...                                                                              
     TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS AND THEIR SEQUELAE              2           0.0           3         0.1                       1.50        
  NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS                               157           3.1         294         5.7                       1.87        
    FALLS                                               66           1.3         114         2.2                       1.73        
    ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS                     2           0.0           2         0.0                       1.00        
    ACCIDENTAL DROWNING AND SUBMERSION                   4           0.1           4         0.1                       1.00        
    ACCIDENTAL EXPOSURE TO SMOKE, FIRE AND FLAMES       11           0.2          11         0.2                       1.00        
    ACCIDENTAL POISONING AND EXPOSURE TO...                                                                                         
     NOXIOUS SUBSTANCES                                 51           1.0          57         1.1                       1.12        
    OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED NONTRANSPORT ACCIDENTS...                                                                                 
     AND THEIR SEQUELAE                                 23           0.4         115         2.2                       5.00        

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TABLE C-17, PAGE 4
2003 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS

ASSIGNMENT OF 113 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                                
                                                     UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH  MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH           RATIO           
CAUSE OF DEATH(1)                                      NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS     NO.  % OF ALL DEATHS     (MENTION TO UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------         -----   -----------------  -----  ---------------     ----------------------
 
INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE)                         83           1.6          83         1.6                       1.00        
  INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) BY DISCHARGE...                                                                                   
   OF FIREARMS                                          38           0.7          38         0.7                       1.00        
  INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM (SUICIDE) BY OTHER AND...                                                                                   
   UNSPECIFIED MEANS AND THEIR SEQUELAE                 45           0.9          45         0.9                       1.00        
ASSAULT (HOMICIDE)                                      12           0.2          12         0.2                       1.00        
  ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) BY DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS            7           0.1           7         0.1                       1.00        
  ASSAULT (HOMICIDE) BY OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED...                                                                                    
   MEANS AND THEIR SEQUELAE                              5           0.1           5         0.1                       1.00        
LEGAL INTERVENTION                                       1           0.0           1         0.0                       1.00        
EVENTS OF UNDETERMINED INTENT                            8           0.2          10         0.2                       1.25        
  DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS, UNDETERMINED INTENT             0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
  OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED EVENTS OF UNDETERMINED...                                                                                   
   INTENT AND THEIR SEQUELAE                             8           0.2          10         0.2                       1.25        
OPERATIONS OF WAR AND THEIR SEQUELAE                     0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
COMPLICATIONS OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CARE               7           0.1          98         1.9                      14.00        

ALL CAUSES                                            5122         100.0       17092(2)    100.0                       3.34        
(1) SEE APPENDIX C FOR COMPLETE CAUSE DEFINITIONS AND CODES.
(2) A GIVEN DEATH MAY BE COUNTED MORE THAN ONCE IN THIS TOTAL.

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