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May 26, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(21):1532. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640480036019

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April 27, 1923.

Vital Statistics for 1922  The Journal officiel published recently the vital statistics for France for the year 1922. Compared with the statistics for 1921, the results are as follows:As will be seen, the excess of births over deaths was much less in 1922 than in 1921. In general, the statistics for 1922 are less satisfactory than for the two years preceding, especially as regards the birth rate, as is evident from the following table:The demographic situation of France, worse than that of the two previous years, though slightly better than that of the years immediately preceding the war, still remains unfavorable as compared with that of other nations. While the population of France increased in 1922 only 70,579, that of England grew to the extent of 293,35, and that of the Netherlands, 101,389. For the other countries the figures for 1922

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