Cradles and Graves

Mr. Hoover's Bureau of Census issued the cradle and grave statistics for 1922.

The 1922 death rate is slightly higher than that for 1921 (11.6 per thousand), which was the lowest rate on record, but it does not seriously interrupt the steady downward trend of the deathrate. If as many persons had died in 1922 as would have under the conditions of 1880, there would have been 800,000 more deaths last year than there actually were.

The birthrate drops, especially in the professional classes of native American stock. But,...

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