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April 2, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(14):1095. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680400051027

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Important Changes in the Character of the Population  According to the most recent reports of the census of June 16, 1925, the age distribution of the people of Germany has changed. Most prominent are the effects of the war. The various yearly classes among the men of the 30-40 age group are in smaller numbers than the corresponding classes among the women. Even more marked is the low representation of some of the younger yearly classes as a result of the low birth rate during and since the war. In the postwar period, the birth rate increased for a time, but the total number of births annually in Germany is only 1,300,000, as compared with 1,700,000 just preceding the war. However, there is an increase in the number of adults in comparison with the population of 1910. Whereas the total population of the ten provinces whose statistics are thus far

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