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January 8, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(2):115-116. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680280045023

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The Mortality in Germany in 1924, According to Age, Sex and Causes of Death  According to official statistics, the total number of deaths, exclusive of stillbirths, in Germany (not including the Saar region) in 1924 was 759,075, as compared with 857,898 in 1923, or 12.2 per thousand of population as against 13.9. The decrease in mortality, which has been observable for a number of years, was exceptionally marked in 1924 as compared with 1923. The diminution was greatest in the 1-5 age group (34 per cent). In comparison with the last prewar year, the mortality of infants and of the 1-10 age group has decreased most (from 28 to 43 per cent), whereas the mortality of males and females more than 1 year old has decreased 17 and 14 per cent, respectively. Of 1,000 boys born in 1924 (living births), 120 died during the first year of life, as compared

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