February 5, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(6):419-420. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680320055025

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Marriages, Births and Deaths in Germany During the First Quarter of 1926  The vitality statistics for Germany during the first quarter of 1926 were as follows: 87,994 marriages, 321,194 living births, 204,937 deaths (excluding stillbirths), 11,555 stillbirths. The number of marriages is only slightly below the record for the first quarter of 1925 (88,168). The marriage figures, that is, the number of marriages to each thousand of population, computed for the four quarters, run as follows:The number of living births in the first quarter of 1926 was 321,194, or 20.5 per thousand of population, as against 339,631, or 21.8 per thousand, in the first quarter of 1925. The decrease in the birth rate observed since 1920, which was interrupted only in the third quarter of 1924 by a temporary increase extending over a period of nine months, is again in evidence, in the first quarter of 1926, with an

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