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October 12, 1929


JAMA. 1929;93(15):1159-1160. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710150051020

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Health Conditions in Germany  (Concluded from page 1080)The variations in the infant mortality rates as reflected in the municipalities of different size are given in table 1.The mortality of illegitimate infants has, in recent years, decreased somewhat more rapidly than that of legitimate children. But, with a mortality rate of 15.8 per hundred illegitimate living births in 1926, it was still two thirds higher than the mortality rate for legitimate children, which was 9.4. The mortality of children of the 1 to 4 age groups, in spite of its marked decline in the years 1924 and 1925, was reduced in 1926 by more than one tenth, as compared with 1925, the rate being, for boys, 6.9, and for girls, 6.2. The mortality rate of school children aged 5 to 14 was, in 1926, only slightly under that for the previous year, being 1.6 for boys and 1.4 for

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