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July 14, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(2):108-109. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700020042018

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The Vital Statistics for France in 1927  The ministry of labor has published the provisional report on the vital statistics of France for 1927. The total number of inhabitants for the ninety departments was, as of June 30, 1927, 40,960,000. The total number of living births for the year 1927 was 741,708. The deaths totaled 676,666, which gives a very low excess of births over deaths of 65,042. There were, during the year, 337,864 marriages solemnized and 18,487 divorces granted. There were 181 living births per 10,000 inhabitants, as compared with 188 in 1926; 165 deaths, as against 175 in 1926, and 165 marriages in place of 170. In comparison with 1926, the general results of 1927 may be summed up as follows: another drop of 8,000 in the total number of marriages; a diminution of 24,500 in the number of births, which is more than offset, in a sense,

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