Medicine: Birth Rate

Last week the U. S. Census Bureau completed its 1934 survey of U. S. families, announced without whys & wherefores that for the first time in a decade the U. S. birth rate had ceased to fall. In 1934, 2,158,919 babies were born, an average of 17.1 per 1,000 population.

Most prolific State: New Mexico with a birth rate of 27.9. Least prolific State: California with a rate of 12.7. Most prolific city: Iowa City, Iowa with a rate of 79.4-


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