Table of Contents

SUMMARY STATISTICS

Occurrence statistics include all events recorded in Vermont, including those involving visitors living outside Vermont. Resident statistics are limited to the events involving people with legal residence in Vermont, including events occurring outside Vermont. In 1997, reports of births and deaths to Vermonters were received from 28 states and from Canada.

SUMMARY OF 1997 VITAL EVENTS

Occurrence

Number

Resident Number

Resident Rate

Births

6,332

6,602

11.5/1,000 population

Deaths

5,095

5,041

8.3/1,000 population

Natural Increase

N/A

1,561

2.7/1,000 population

Infant Deaths

41

40

6.1/1,000 live births

Fetal Deaths

32

28*

4.2/1,000 live births and fetal deaths

Abortions

1,961

1,626*

12.2/1,000 women ages 15 to 44

Marriages

5,968

N/A

10.1/1,000 population**

Divorces

2,673

N/A

4.5/1,000 population**

1997 population: 588,978

______________

* Does not include out-of-state occurrences

** Based on number of occurrences

N/A Not Applicable