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November 26, 1887

Influence of Occupations on Mortality.

JAMA. 1887;IX(22):694. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400210022008

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—The English Registrar-General has recently given the results of a comparison of the death-rate in classes following different occupations in England, that are worthy of serious consideration. Assuming the average death-rate for the whole population to be 1,000, the comparison shows the lowest death rate to be with ministers of religion, 556; gardeners and nurserymen, 599; and farmers and graziers, 631. On the contrary, the highest death-rate was with those directly connected with the liquor traffic and hotel service, 2,205; the general laborers in London, 2,020; the innkeepers, 1,521; and the brewers, 1,361.

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