Medicine: Birth vs. Death

Birth rates for 1923 were lower than for 1922 in 21 of 27 states. The highest 1923 rates were for cities in Wyoming (34.8 per 1,000 population) and the lowest (15.6) for rural Montana.

Death rates for 1923 were slightly higher than for 1922 in 25 of 36 states. The highest death rate (20.3 per 1,000) was for cities of Mississippi, and the lowest (6.5) for rural districts in Idaho.

The highest infant mortality rate for 1923 (117) was for cities of South Carolina, and the lowest (51) for rural districts of Utah and the...

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