Medicine: Vital Statistics

The Bureau of the Census announced its mortality statistics for 1922.

General. The general deathrate for the registration area* was 11.8 per 1,000 population. This is an increase of 0.2 over the 1921 rate of 11.6, but is still considerably below the 1920 rate of 13.1. The general deathrate during the present century has declined from 17.6 in 1900 and the reduction has been fairly regular with the exception of the influenza year (1918), when the rate ballooned to 18.1.

The highest death-rates for states were in Maine and Vermont, which each had 14.7...

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