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Results of the Recent Census of Germany
According to preliminary reports of the census taken June 16, Germany has now a population of 62,500,000. The war and the subsequent cessions of territory as stipulated by the Versailles treaty had reduced the population from 67,900,000 in 1915 to 59,200,000 in 1919. The latter figure does not include the 400,000 war veterans who had not yet returned to their homes. The increase in population since 1919 of nearly three millions is due to various causes, chief among which is the excess of births over deaths—0.85 per cent. This would constitute an increase of about 2,500,000. However, the excess of births over deaths is not due to an increase in the birth rate. As a consequence of the exceedingly high birth rates that prevailed in the ninth and tenth decades of the last century, the number of persons belonging to the 20 to
BERLIN. JAMA. 1925;85(11):840. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670110054022
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