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                            TABLE C-2

                     1998 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 **          47         7.2            8.5       5.8

1-4 Years                11        41.8           37.1      46.8

5-14 Years                8         9.7           14.2       5.0

15-24 Years              62        79.0          117.1      39.2

25-34 Years              60        70.7          108.4      34.6

35-44 Years             161       153.2          201.1     105.0
Malignant Neoplasms      49        46.6           36.0      57.3
Diseases of the Heart    26        24.7           45.5       3.8

45-54 Years             287       335.0          416.5     252.9
Malignant Neoplasms     103       120.2          111.7     128.8
Diseases of the Heart    60        70.0          114.0      25.8
Suicide                  25        29.2           46.5      11.7

55-64 Years             449       910.0         1149.8     681.2
Malignant Neoplasms     205       415.5          469.0     364.4
Diseases of the Heart    91       184.4          261.5     110.9
C.O.P.D. #               25        50.7           70.6      31.7

65-74 Years             889      2291.4         2910.8    1772.2
Malignant Neoplasms     298       768.1          972.1     597.0
Diseases of the Heart   235       605.7          813.9     431.2
C.O.P.D. #               69       177.8          226.1     137.4
Cerebrovascular Disease  47       121.1          158.3      90.0
Diabetes Mellitus        34        87.6          101.7      75.8

75-84 Years            1433      5866.7         7549.1    4733.8
Diseases of the Heart   437      1789.1         2207.8    1507.2
Malignant Neoplasms     353      1445.2         1912.7    1130.4
Cerebrovascular Disease 123       503.6          539.2     479.6
C.O.P.D. #               92       376.6          457.8     322.0
Pneumonia & Influenza    71       290.7          366.3     239.8

85+ Years              1526     16320.9        18670.8   15414.3
Diseases of the Heart   577      6171.1         6953.5    5869.3
Malignant Neoplasms     188      2010.7         2689.2    1748.9
Pneumonia & Influenza   133      1422.5         1575.1    1363.6
Cerebrovascular Disease 130      1390.4         1383.0    1393.2
C.O.P.D. #               57       609.6          691.5     578.0



* 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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