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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 1998, reports of births and deaths to Vermonters were received from 26 states and from Canada.

SUMMARY OF 1998 VITAL EVENTS

   

Occurrence

Number

 

Resident

Number

 

Resident

Rate

             

Births

 

6,257

 

6,569

 

11.1/1,000 population

             

Deaths

 

4,990

 

4,933

 

8.3/1,000 population

             

Natural Increase

 

NA

 

1,637

 

2.8/1,000 population

             

Infant Deaths

 

52

 

47

 

7.2/1,000 live births

             

Fetal Deaths

 

24

 

21*

 

3.2/1,000 live births and fetal deaths

             

Abortions

 

1,870

 

1,513*

 

11.3/1,000 women ages 15 to 44

             

Marriages

 

5,934

 

NA

 

10.0/1,000 population**

             

Divorces

 

2,592

 

NA

 

4.4/1,000 population**

             

1998 population: 590,883

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* Does not include out-of-state occurrences

** Based on number of occurrences

NA Not Applicable

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