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September 4, 1926

BERLIN

JAMA. 1926;87(10):773-774. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680100057025

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Abstract

German Vital Statistics for 1925  The total number of marriages in Germany for 1925 reached nearly 500,000, which is an average of 7.7 per thousand of population, and almost equal to the record for 1913, the last complete prewar year, which was 7.8 per thousand. The average for 1924 was only 7.1. The best figures for 1925 were furnished by Hamburg (9.4), Berlin (9.2) and Bremen (8.8). Far below the average for the reich are East Prussia, Bavaria and Upper Silesia. The birth rate for 1925 was 21.3, which is a slight improvement on the rate for 1924 (21.1) but still far below the prewar figure (27.7).In 1925, there were 1,300,000 living births and 43,000 stillbirths. Whereas the average figure for stillbirths in 1913 was 15.7, in 1924 it dropped to 12.9 and in 1925 to 12.6. In 1913, infant mortality was 15.1 to each hundred living births. In

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