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June 11, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(24):1918-1919. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680500060025

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Vital Statistics of Berlin in 1926  In 1925 there were only 35,092 marriages in Berlin; in 1926 the number rose to 36,593. The number of marriages per thousand of population was 7.8 in 1924, 8.7 in 1925, and 8.9 in 1926. The number of marriages contracted in 1926 was only slightly higher than the annual number during the prewar period. The birth rate has been affected in just the opposite manner. Whereas for the years 1923, 1924 and 1925 a slow increase in the number of living births was observable, in 1926 there was a slight decrease over the figures for the previous year (45,082 as against 47,071). The figures for the two years are accordingly 11.7 and 11.0 per thousand of population. Compared with the number of living births in 1913 (76,700), the figures for 1926 indicate a decrease for 1926 of about 40 per cent.The number of

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