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TABLE C-2
                                    1997 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     DEATHS    TOTAL          MALE      FEMALE
               -----------------------------------------------------------------

               Under 1 Year **            40         6.1            7.1       5.0

               1-4 Years                  11        39.5           35.0      44.2

               5-14 Years                 15        17.7           16.1      19.4

               15-24 Years                33        42.8           75.6       8.0

               25-34 Years                62        71.8           98.6      45.7

               35-44 Years               150       143.6          169.6     117.4
                Malignant Neoplasms       40        38.3           36.2      40.4
                Suicide                   22        21.1           34.3       7.7
                Motor Vehicle Crashes     20        19.2           22.9      15.4
                Diseases of the Heart     20        19.2           30.5       7.7

               45-54 Years               279       337.3          428.6     245.3
                Malignant Neoplasms      108       130.6          146.9     114.1
                Diseases of the Heart     60        72.5          113.2      31.6

               55-64 Years               445       950.5         1173.0     738.4
                Malignant Neoplasms      190       405.8          477.1     337.9
                Diseases of the Heart    118       252.0          345.8     162.7
                Cerebrovascular Disease   20        42.7           61.3      25.0

               65-74 Years              1021      2629.5         3328.4    2042.4
                Malignant Neoplasms      379       976.1         1196.0     791.4
                Diseases of the Heart    280       721.1         1004.2     483.3
                C.O.P.D. #                77       198.3          276.4     132.7
                Diabetes Mellitus         45       115.9          124.1     109.0
                Cerebrovascular Disease   42       108.2          118.5      99.5

               75-84 Years              1483      6091.6         7350.7    5263.5
                Diseases of the Heart    482      1979.9         2288.0    1777.2
                Malignant Neoplasms      333      1367.8         1729.0    1130.3
                C.O.P.D. #               120       492.9          724.7     340.5
                Cerebrovascular Disease  116       476.5          434.8     503.9
                Pneumonia & Influenza     52       213.6          269.2     177.0

               85+ Years                1502     16616.9        18862.6   15759.7
                Diseases of the Heart    534      5907.7         6087.3    5839.2
                Malignant Neoplasms      170      1880.7         2603.1    1605.0
                Cerebrovascular Disease  151      1670.5         2002.4    1543.9
                Pneumonia & Influenza    112      1239.1         1762.1    1039.4
                C.O.P.D. #                62       685.9         1441.7     397.4


 * Causes of less than 20 deaths are not listed.
** Death rates for those under 1 year old are per 1,000 live births.
 # Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


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