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