TABLE C-2
2003 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
BY AGE GROUPS AND SEX
NUMBERS OF DEATHS AND AGE-SPECIFIC DEATH RATES
PER 100,000 POPULATION

                                        NUMBER OF  ------------RATES---------------
AGE GROUP AND CAUSE(1)                  DEATHS     TOTAL          MALE     FEMALE
----------------------                 --------    -----          ----     ------
 
UNDER 1 YEAR(2)                          33         5.0            5.5       4.5

1-4 YEARS                                 5        18.6            7.2      30.9

5-14 YEARS                               13        16.6           22.5      10.5

15-24 YEARS                              58        63.5           91.4      33.9
 ACCIDENTS                               30        32.9           48.9      15.8

25-34 YEARS                              56        79.4           96.3      62.5

35-44 YEARS                             141       145.8          205.3      88.9
 ACCIDENTS                               27        27.9           44.4      12.1
 MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                     25        25.8           31.7      20.2
 INTENTIONAL SELF HARM (SUICIDE)         23        23.8           40.2       8.1
 DISEASES OF THE HEART                   21        21.7           21.2      22.2

45-54 YEARS                             308       305.9          370.3     243.8
 MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                    106       105.3          105.2     105.3
 DISEASES OF THE HEART                   56        55.6           85.0      27.3
 ACCIDENTS                               34        33.8           42.5      25.4

55-64 YEARS                             515       755.3          917.3     596.1
 MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                    199       291.9          316.6     267.5
 DISEASES OF THE HEART                  113       165.7          260.4      72.7
 CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES      29        42.5           32.6      52.3
 ACCIDENTS                               23        33.7           50.3      17.4
 DIABETES MELLITUS                       23        33.7           53.3      14.5

65-74 YEARS                             873      2131.2         2567.7    1749.0
 MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                    333       812.9          983.2     663.9
 DISEASES OF THE HEART                  200       488.2          658.9     338.8
 CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES      69       168.4          172.6     164.8
 DIABETES MELLITUS                       39        95.2          104.6      87.0
 CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES (STROKE)       38        92.8           83.7     100.7

75-84 YEARS                            1463      5228.4         5904.9    4756.4
 DISEASES OF THE HEART                  389      1390.2         1574.0    1261.9
 MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                    359      1283.0         1661.0    1019.2
 CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES     117       418.1          391.3     436.8
 CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES (STROKE)       88       314.5          278.3     339.7
 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE                     53       189.4          165.2     206.3
 DIABETES MELLITUS                       49       175.1          200.0     157.7
 INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA                   40       142.9          121.7     157.7
 ACCIDENTS                               39       139.4          182.6     109.2
 PARKINSON'S DISEASE                     21        75.0           95.7      60.7

85+ YEARS                              1657     14811.8        15596.1   14477.0
 DISEASES OF THE HEART                  561      5014.7         4929.8    5051.0
 MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                    177      1582.2         2300.6    1275.5
 CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES (STROKE)      156      1394.5         1464.0    1364.8
 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE                    106       947.5          746.9    1033.2
 CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES      82       733.0         1015.8     612.2
 INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA                   65       581.0          657.3     548.5
 DIABETES MELLITUS                       57       509.5          627.4     459.2
 ACCIDENTS                               41       366.5          268.9     408.2
 PARKINSON'S DISEASE                     24       214.5          507.9      89.3
 NEPHRITIS/NEPHROSIS                     20       178.8          209.1     165.8

(1) CAUSES OF LESS THAN 20 DEATHS ARE NOT LISTED
(2) DEATH RATES FOR THOSE UNDER 1 YEAR OLD ARE PER 1,000 LIVE BIRTHS