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October 5, 1929


JAMA. 1929;93(14):1080. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710140046022

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Health Conditions in Germany  A comprehensive report on the health conditions in Germany in 1927 has been submitted to the reichstag by the federal government. From this report the following items of general interest have been selected:

THE POPULATION  In order to get a clear conception of vital statistics in recent years, it is important to understand the relationship of the various age groups and the changes they have undergone since the prewar period. The adjoining tabulation shows the distribution of 100 persons over the various age groups in 1910 and in 1925.Owing to the decrease in the proportion of children to the total population, resulting from the decline in the birth rate, the proportion of women

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