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September 5, 1936

A Study of Mortality in Cincinnati for the Period 1929-1931

JAMA. 1936;107(10):816. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770360062034

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Abstract

This volume, reproduced in mimeograph and planograph, is a comprehensive study of mortality in Cincinnati, typifying the way in which mortality ought to be studied everywhere. It is only by delving into the details of a death rate that an intelligent conception can be had of what its most important components consist. In Cincinnati, a city which has always been notable in public health circles for the relatively small part played by the city health department, and therefore the correspondingly great importance of voluntary agencies, the principal causes of high mortality are found to be appendicitis, enteritis, whooping cough, scarlet fever, automobile accidents and tuberculosis, while favorable conditions are manifest in death rates due to diphtheria, influenza, cancer, heart disease, pneumonias, nephritis, suicide and diabetes. The report brings out the close relationship between low income, poor housing and consequent underprivileged status. With respect to recommendations, the most significant are those

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