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TABLE C-17
1996 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS

                        ASSIGNMENT OF 72 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           RATIO
                                              UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH   MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH (MENTION TO)
SELECTED CAUSE(1)                              NO#     % OF ALL DEATHS     NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS  (UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------- -----  ------------------  -----  ----------------- ------------

SHIGELLOSIS AND AMEBIASIS                         0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
CERTAIN OTHER INTESTINAL INFECTIONS               3         0.1             5         0.1             1.67
TUBERCULOSIS                                      1         0.0             1         0.0             1.00
 TUBERCULOSIS OF RESPIRATORY SYSTEM               1         0.0             1         0.0             1.00
 OTHER TUBERCULOSIS                               0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
WHOOPING COUGH                                    0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
STREPTOCOCCAL SORE THROAT AND SCARLATINA          0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTION                           0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
SEPTICEMIA                                       35         0.7           188         3.9             5.37
ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS                               0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
MEASLES                                           0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
VIRAL HEPATITIS                                   7         0.1            11         0.2             1.57
SYPHILIS                                          0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
ALL OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES      31         0.6            46         0.9             1.48
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS                            1204        24.8          1394        28.7             1.16
 OF LIP, ORAL CAVITY AND PHARYNX                 13         0.3            21         0.4             1.62
 OF DIGESTIVE ORGANS AND PERITONEUM             295         6.1           337         6.9             1.14
 OF RESPIRATORY AND INTRATHORACIC ORGANS        323         6.6           360         7.4             1.11
 OF BREAST                                       96         2.0           129         2.7             1.34
 OF GENITAL ORGANS                              146         3.0           195         4.0             1.34
 OF URINARY ORGANS                               46         0.9            71         1.5             1.54
 OF OTHER AND UNSPECIFIED SITES                 160         3.3           348         7.2             2.17
 LEUKEMIA                                        48         1.0            60         1.2             1.25
 OF OTHER LYMPHATIC/HEMATOPOIETIC TISSUES        77         1.6            97         2.0             1.26
BENIGN NEOPLASMS                                 20         0.4            41         0.8             2.05
DIABETES MELLITUS                               154         3.2           455         9.4             2.95
NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES                          9         0.2            75         1.5             8.33
ANEMIAS                                          16         0.3           107         2.2             6.69
MENINGITIS                                        0         0.0             3         0.1             ----
MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES                  1916        39.4          2839        58.4             1.48
 DISEASES OF HEART                             1486        30.6          2366        48.6             1.59
  RHEUMATIC FEVER AND HEART DISEASE              10         0.2            22         0.5             2.20
  HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE                     60         1.2           105         2.2             1.75
  HYPERTENSIVE HEART AND RENAL DISEASE            4         0.1             5         0.1             1.25
  ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE                        893        18.4          1211        24.9             1.36
   ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION                  401         8.2           492        10.1             1.23
   OTHER ACUTE AND SUBACUTE FORMS                 2         0.0             4         0.1             2.00
   ANGINA PECTORIS                                4         0.1            21         0.4             5.25
   CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE               486        10.0           915        18.8             1.88
  OTHER DISEASES OF ENDOCARDIUM                  44         0.9           130         2.7             2.95
  ALL OTHER FORMS OF HEART DISEASE              475         9.8          1738        35.7             3.66
 HYPERTENSION                                    29         0.6           378         7.8            13.03

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TABLE C-17 (CONT)
1996 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS

                        ASSIGNMENT OF 72 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           RATIO
                                              UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH   MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH (MENTION TO)
SELECTED CAUSE(1)                              NO#    % OF ALL DEATHS     NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS  (UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------- -----  ------------------  -----  ----------------- ------------

 CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES                       321         6.6           633        13.0             1.97
  INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE                        45         0.9            68         1.4             1.51
  CEREBRAL THROMBOSIS AND OCCLUSION              28         0.6            48         1.0             1.71
  CEREBRAL EMBOLISM                               1         0.0             4         0.1             4.00
  OTHER CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES                247         5.1           525        10.8             2.13
 ATHEROSCLEROSIS                                 22         0.5           155         3.2             7.05
 OTHER DISEASES OF ARTERIES                      58         1.2           134         2.8             2.31
ACUTE BRONCHITIS                                  0         0.0             1         0.0             ----
PNEUMONIA AND INFLUENZA                         169         3.5           518        10.6             3.07
 PNEUMONIA                                      165         3.4           514        10.6             3.12
 INFLUENZA                                        4         0.1             4         0.1             1.00
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES          244         5.0           665        13.7             2.73
 BRONCHITIS                                       5         0.1            17         0.3             3.40
 EMPHYSEMA                                       32         0.7            67         1.4             2.09
 ASTHMA                                           7         0.1            28         0.6             4.00
 OTHER                                          200         4.1           555        11.4             2.78
ULCER OF STOMACH AND DUODENUM                    13         0.3            50         1.0             3.85
APPENDICITIS                                      0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
HERNIA AND INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION                14         0.3            46         0.9             3.29
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS              31         0.6            66         1.4             2.13
GALLBLADDER DISORDERS                             7         0.1            13         0.3             1.86
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME AND NEPHROSIS      50         1.0           251         5.2             5.02
 ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS                         0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
 CHRONIC GLOMERULONEPHRITIS                       3         0.1            18         0.4             6.00
 RENAL FAILURE                                   47         1.0           236         4.9             5.02
INFECTIONS OF KIDNEY                              2         0.0             6         0.1             3.00
HYPERPLASIA OF PROSTRATE                          1         0.0             8         0.2             8.00
COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH         0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
 PREGNANCY WITH ABORTIVE OUTCOME                  0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
 OTHER COMPLICATIONS                              0         0.0             0         0.0             ----
CONGENITAL ANOMALIES                             24         0.5            40         0.8             1.67
CERTAIN PERINATAL CONDITIONS                     22         0.5            31         0.6             1.41
 BIRTH TRAUMA                                     5         0.1             9         0.2             1.80
 OTHER PERINATAL CONDITIONS                      17         0.3            31         0.6             1.82
SYMPTOMS, SIGNS AND ILL-DEFINED CONDITIONS       26         0.5           718        14.8            27.62
ALL OTHER DISEASES                              581        11.9          1736        35.7             2.99
ACCIDENTS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS                   193         4.0           398         8.2             2.06
 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS                         83         1.7            84         1.7             1.01
 ALL OTHER ACCIDENTS                            110         2.3           315         6.5             2.86
SUICIDE                                          66         1.4            67         1.4             1.02
HOMICIDE AND LEGAL INTERVENTION                   9         0.2             9         0.2             1.00
ALL OTHER EXTERNAL CAUSES                        16         0.3            18         0.4             1.13

TOTAL                                          4864       100.0         13381(*)   100.00             2.75

                    
(1) SEE APPENDIX C FOR COMPLETE CAUSE DEFINITIONS AND CODES. 'ALL OTHER DISEASES' INCLUDES 
    ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE DEATHS.

    AS OF 1987, 'ALL OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC' INCLUDES AIDS DEATHS.

(*) A GIVEN DEATH MAY BE COUNTED MORE THAN ONCE IN THIS TOTAL.

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