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