TABLE C-17, PAGE 2
2004 VERMONT RESIDENT DEATHS

ASSIGNMENT OF 113 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                                
                                                     UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH  MULTIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH           RATIO           
CAUSE OF DEATH(1)                                      NO.    % OF ALL DEATHS     NO.  % OF ALL DEATHS     (MENTION TO UNDERLYING)
--------------------------------------------         -----   -----------------  -----  ---------------     ----------------------
 
ANEMIAS                                                  7           0.1         126         2.5                      18.00        
DIABETES MELLITUS                                      149           3.0         614        12.3                       4.12        
NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES                                 7           0.1          70         1.4                      10.00        
  MALNUTRITION                                           5           0.1          48         1.0                       9.60        
  OTHER NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES                         2           0.0          22         0.4                      11.00        
MENINGITIS                                               1           0.0           5         0.1                       5.00        
PARKINSON'S DISEASE                                     52           1.0          95         1.9                       1.83        
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE                                    173           3.5         305         6.1                       1.76        
MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES                         1700          34.1        2808        56.3                       1.65        
  DISEASES OF HEART                                   1285          25.8        2313        46.4                       1.80        
    ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER AND CHRONIC RHEUMATIC...                                                                                  
     HEART DISEASES                                     19           0.4          32         0.6                       1.68        
    HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE                          64           1.3         150         3.0                       2.34        
    HYPERTENSIVE HEART AND RENAL DISEASE                 9           0.2          14         0.3                       1.56        
    ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASES                            885          17.7        1399        28.0                       1.58        
      ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION                      282           5.7         358         7.2                       1.27        
      OTHER ACUTE ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASES                4           0.1          14         0.3                       3.50        
      OTHER FORMS OF CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE    599          12.0        1232        24.7                       2.06        
        ATHEROSCLEROTIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, ...                                                                                 
         SO DESCRIBED                                  250           5.0         463         9.3                       1.85        
        ALL OTHER FORMS OF CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART...                                                                                
         DISEASE                                       349           7.0         805        16.1                       2.31        
    OTHER HEART DISEASES                               308           6.2        1493        29.9                       4.85        
      ACUTE AND SUBACUTE ENDOCARDITIS                    2           0.0           4         0.1                       2.00        
      DISEASES OF PERICARDIUM AND ACUTE MYOCARDITIS      0           0.0          13         0.3                      -----        
      HEART FAILURE                                    105           2.1         699        14.0                       6.66        
      ALL OTHER FORMS OF HEART DISEASE                 201           4.0        1045        20.9                       5.20        
  ESSENTIAL (PRIMARY) HYPERTENSION...                                                                                               
   AND HYPERTENSIVE RENAL DISEASE                       35           0.7         685        13.7                      19.57        
  CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES                             302           6.1         572        11.5                       1.89        
  ATHEROSCLEROSIS                                       20           0.4         144         2.9                       7.20        
  OTHER DISEASES OF CIRCULATORY SYSTEM                  58           1.2         144         2.9                       2.48        
    AORTIC ANEURYSM AND DISSECTION                      39           0.8          61         1.2                       1.56        
    OTHER DISEASES OF ARTERIES, ARTERIOLES AND...                                                                                   
     CAPILLARIES                                        19           0.4          86         1.7                       4.53        
OTHER DISORDERS OF CIRCULATORY SYSTEM                    8           0.2          94         1.9                      11.75        
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA                                 86           1.7         529        10.6                       6.15        
  INFLUENZA                                              5           0.1           5         0.1                       1.00        
  PNEUMONIA                                             81           1.6         524        10.5                       6.47        
OTHER ACUTE LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS                 0           0.0           3         0.1                      -----        
  ACUTE BRONCHITIS AND BRONCHIOLITIS                     0           0.0           3         0.1                      -----        
  UNSPECIFIED ACUTE LOWER RESPIRATORY INFECTION          0           0.0           0         0.0                      -----        
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES                     297           6.0         736        14.8                       2.48        
  BRONCHITIS, CHRONIC AND UNSPECIFIED                    6           0.1           8         0.2                       1.33        
  EMPHYSEMA                                             34           0.7          72         1.4                       2.12        
  ASTHMA                                                 9           0.2          28         0.6                       3.11        
  OTHER CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES             248           5.0         633        12.7                       2.55