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August 1925

News and Comment: INFANT MORTALITY

Am J Dis Child. 1925;30(2):290. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1925.01920140150015

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We are in receipt of the statistical report of Infant Mortality for 1924. This report is on the infant mortality of 667 cities.

It is most interesting to note that in 629 cities in the birth registration area in the year 1924, the death rate was 72.2, while in 1923 in the same area the death rate was 78. The number of cities reporting since 1919, that is, those having a birth registration, has increased from 520 to 667, which represents 95 per cent, of cities in this country, the total being 701. The lowest death rate came from New Philadelphia, Ohio, a city of 11,000 people, in which the death rate was but 25, as compared with 70 in 1920. Long Beach, Calif., leads the list of cities of 50,000 to 100,000 population with 41 and Seattle those of 250,000 or

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