1926

VITAL STATISTICS

82

No. S5.-DEATRS OF INFANTs: UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE:

RATES PEn 1,000
BIRTHS, BY PRINCIPAL CAUSES, FOR THE BIRTH REGISTRATION AREA

[NoTE.-The rear 1918, owing chiefly to the influenza epidemic, had an exceptionally high infant death

rate]

Deaths tlIlder 1 year of age per 1,000 births
Entire registration area

Cause of death

1

Registration area
M 0[1917 (e~ch.l­
sive of Rhode
Island)

1m!

________ I_l_!l'1_111t?1g.ll~191192611921I, 19221,,1923

1~20 1~1192'>

192.5

i i10.8 ,
93.8,101.0186.6 80.S 75.6 76.2
70.8

All causes under 1

yearofage __________
~
~~2..
72_8
:MeOSles ____________________ !1.2' 1.0' 1 .5 ~--.5---.6-""l.2"--.8---.-3-~--.7-____:4
Scarletfe'-ef ___ ' ___________ , .1
_1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
Whoopingcoubh ___________ 1 2.4
3.3 i 1.4
3_0
2.2 1.4
2.4
2.1
1.8
3.0, 2.1
1. (j
Diphtheria'_______________
.5
.4,
.5
_5
.4
.5
.4
.3
.3
.5
.3
.3
Influenza and pllOumonia __ I 5.0 11. 6 I' 7.4
5. 9
3. 0' 4. 7 .5.1
3. 9 4.4
&. Z 3. 8
4. 4
Dysentery _________ • ____ • __ 1 .3/ .4
.4
.4
.4
.3
.3
.3
.3
.l>
.3
Ery3ipelaL .... _.. _.. _____ , . 5
.4;.1
.4
.4
.4
.4
.4
.3
.4
.4
.4
Tetanus_ ........ _.. ______ J . l
.1 i .1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
.1
(3)
Tubcrculo3is(ellforms) ____ 1 1..5
1.4' 1.2
1.0
.9
.9
.8
.6
.6
1.0
.7
.7
Syphilis,_. ___ .. _.. ____ ... __ 11.2
I.QI
.9
.9
.9
.8
.S
.7
.7
.&
.6
.7
ComulElons .. _._. _________ , 1.1
1.21 1.0
1.0
.()
.8
.7
.7
.7
1.0
.8
.7
Bronchitis and broncho·'
iU)
7.2
7.8
7.7 10.1
9.0
8.8
8.2
PlJeumonla .... _____.______
.5 11.1 / 9.6
.7
.8
.8
./J
1.1
1.2 1 1.0
Dls(,3ses of the stolllsch 4__ ~ 1. 2
1. 4
1.4
.6
Diarrhea and enteritis ~ ____ 20. 0 19. 0 1.5.7 11.9 I 13.5 11.7 11. 5 9.2 11.2 , 15.~ 1 9.0
Con~;:onit.al m?lf0rma.tions__
A.3
v.5 6.3 6.2 1 6.1 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.2 i f)~4 t 6.2
Con~"nital d~tility and
other diseases 'Jf early in6.4
6. .5
6.0
5.9 1 7.7
R: 11 6.1
18.1 17.8 17.7 17.2 19.1 17.8
17.6
Injury at l)irth.. ... ________ i 3.8
3.3
3.4
3'.7
4.2
4.8
4.9'
3,9
<J.8 1 4.9
4• 0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Ext,"'mlcauses. __ .. _______ j1.3/1.1
1.0 I 1.0
},O i .9
1.0'
1.0
Unl;l1own or ill-defined
Z.7
2.5
2. (j. 2.6
2.4
2.4
di"ose,_ .... _____ .... ___ . 2.9
2.2
2 ..5
2.0
AlI other causes ____ • ____ .__ 5.9
5.3
5.4,: 5. 4
5.1: 5.3
5.0
5. a 5.2 i 5.3
5.1
5.4

'ZI

llO.

I

,

P::;;l~~u,e bi~'th:~::::::::: 1~: i 2~j 19: ~ lU

Ig

I

4.51

2.91

!

2.21

l'>"clusil'e of stmbirtbs.

'Indudes croup from 1917 to 1920.
• 1"85 than one-tenth of 1 per 1,000 births.
, E,cludes ulcer of the duodenum from 1~17 to li?20.
'Includes ulcer of the duodBnum from 1917 to 1920.
Source: Bnreau of the Census, Departm<lnt of Commerce.

:No. 86.-DEATlIS OF INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE:

RATES PER 1,000
BIRTHS ACCORDING TO AGE SUBDIVISIONS, FOR THE ENTIRE BIRTH REGISTRATION AREA AND FOR 'rRE REGFSTRATION AREA 1 As OF 1917

Deuths under 1 year of age per 1,000 births>
Age

Rogistra-

En tire registration area

tion area as
of !O17 1

1911! 1918 1,1919

1920

,-$-•-..-..-__-_-__-_-__-1-9-3.-8-1100.9 sa; 85.B

--T"""o-t.-l-un-d-e-r-l

11121

192:1

1923

75.6

78.2· 77.1

i924: 192;'; 1924 1925·

ro:s-.
=

71.7 . 70.8

72,8

,==

14.0- 14• 8 14
1Unrler
da~' 1 day
..... ------ .. --------.. 1-o. a 154
.
. . 5 I'"'" 9 14. 7 14.8
15. a 14. S· 16.0
Zd ... -..... ------ .. ---- .. --- .. -- 4.6
5.0
4.5
4.6
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.2
42
4 Z
43
3 t~~~a-.s·-----3.5 3. 6 3.4'
3.4
3.4
3. 3
3.3
3.3
3: 2
3
3: 2
1 w 1 y ... -.. --.----- .. -- ... --- 6.7
6.5
6.3
6.4
6.3
6.4
6.1
6.2
5.8
6.2
5 9
2;~~~; .. ---------- .. ·------.--- .. 6.0
6.0
5.95.45.04.94.94.6
4.4
4.6
4~5
3week;.. ·----.. ------------------ 4.2
4.3
3,8
3.8
3.4
3.3
3.4
2. ~
2. If 3.0
3.0
U d i---------------------.. --· 3.4
3.4
3.1
3.1
2.7
2.6
2.7
2. D
2.3
2 5
2 4
1 ~Q;rth_n:onth.. .. ----------.. --- 43.4 44,2 41. 5 41. 5 39.7 3? 7 39.5 38. 5 37. 8 3~: 7
38: 3
2montns ---.. ------ ... ---------- S.4
S.5
!.3
!.3
6.3
0.2
6.4
5.8
5.8
D.8
5. 9
3to 5 --ii.. --------·----------- 6.6
6,9
0.9
0.7
4.9
4.8
4.9
4.4) 4 6
4 4
4 7
6t08~~~lh~·-·------------------ 15.116,313.713.110.910.711.2 9.510:3 9:5 10:5
9 to 11 months· .. ---.... ----- .. --- 11.1 13.6 10.3 10.0
7.8
8.2
8.4
6.9
7.5
6.8
7.5
---------.... ____ . __ 9.2 11.4_, 7.9
8.3
6.0
6.6
6.8
5.6
5.8
5.6
5.9

.. -·-.. ----------

1 Exclusive of Rhode Island.
, ExclUSIve of stillbirths.

Source: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

i

1928

87

VITAL STATISTICS

NO'.90.-DEATHS OF INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE:

RATES PER 1,000
BIRTHS, BY PRINCIPAL CAUSES, FOR THE BIRTH REGISTRATION AREA

Deaths under 1 year of age per 1,000 births
Cause of death

Registration arca as of 11)17
(exclusive of Rhode Island)

Entire registration area
1920

1921

1922

1923

1924:

1

1921)

1926

1920

1923

1924:

1921)

1926

- -- - - -- - - - -- - - - - ---- - All causes under 1
year of age _________ 85.8
Measlcs ____________________
Scarlct fever _______________
Whooping cough ___________
Diphthcria 3_______________
Influenza and pneumonia __
Dysentery _________________
Erysipelas _________________
Tetanus ___________________
Tuberculosis (all forms) ____
Syphilis ___________________
Convulsions _______________

75.6

76.2

77.1

70.8

71. 7

73.3

-1.0-- .5- - .6- -1.2- -.8- - .3- -1.1-

1

77.3

70.8

1.0
.1
3.0
.5
5.7

1.3
.1
2.4
.4
5.0

.7
.1
2.1
_3
3.8

.3
.4
.1
.8
.7
.8

.1
.7
.6
.8

.1

.1
2.1
.3
3. I)

.1
1.8
.3
4.4

2.3
.2
5.3

.3
.4

.8
.8
.7

.3
.4
.1
.6
.7
.7

.3
.3
.1
.6
.7
.7

.3
.4
.1
.6
.6
.(j

.3
.4
.1
1.0
.8
1.0

9.0
.8
11. 7
6.3

8.8
.8
11.5
6.3

7.8
.7
9.2
6.1

7.7
.6
11.2
6.2

8.8
.5
9.7
6.2

10.1
1.1
15.2
6.4

9.1
.7
11.3
6.5

7.1
17.9

6.4
18.1

6.5
17.8

6.0
17.7

5.9
17.2

5.5
17.7

7.7
Hl.l

3.7
1.0

'1.2
1.0

4.5
.9

4.6
1.0

4.8
1.0

4.9
1.0

4. I)
1.1

2.5
5.4

2. (l
5.1

2.6
5.3

2.4
5.0

2.4
5.0

2.2
5.2

2.3
5.1

.1
3.0
5.9

.1
2.2
.4
3.0

4.7

-4
.4
.1
1.0
.9
1.0

.4
.4
.1
.9
.9
.9

.3
.4
.1
.9
.8
.8

.1

7.2
1.0
13.5
6.1

.5

Bronchitis and bronchopneumonia _______________ 9.6
Diseases of the stomach 4 ___ 1.2
Diarrhea and enteritis 6 ____ 14.9
Oongenital malformations __ 6.2
Oongenital debility and
'othor
diseasos of early infancy ____________________
7.7
Premature birth ___________ 19.4
Injury at birth _____________
Extornal causes ____________ 1
Unknown or ill-defined
disoases __________________ ,
All other cau80s ____________ 1

8~.

.1
1.4

2.4
.4
5.1

.5

.1

.2

.4

72.8

75.1

.4

1.2
(2)
2.4
.2
5.4

==
.1
1.6
.3
4.4
.3
.4
(2)

.3

.4

.7

(2)
.7

.7

.6

8.2
.6
9.0
6.2

8.0
.6
11. 2
6.3

9.4
.5
9.6
6.3

6.8
17.9

6.1
17.8

6.1
17.6

5.6
18.3

3.9
1.0

4.5
1.0

4.8
1.0

4.9
1.0

4..9
1.1

2.5
5.3

2.2
5.2

2.2
5.1

2.0
5.4

2.1
5.3

.6

.7

1 Exclusive of stillbirths.
2 Less than ono-tenth of 1 per 1,000 births.
8 Includes croup in 1920.
4 Excludes ulcer of the duodenum in 1920.

~ Includes ulcer of the duodenum in 1920.
Source: Bureau of the CensuS, Department of Commerce.

No. 91.-DEATHS OF INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE:

RATES PER 1,000
BIRTHS ACCORDING TO AGE SUBDIVISIONS, FOR THE ENTIRE BIRTH REGISTRATION AREA AND FOR THE REGISTRATION AREA 1 AS OF 1917

Deaths under 1 year of age per 1,000 births 2
Age

Registration area as of 1917 1

Entire registration arca
1920

1921

1922

1923

1924:

1925

1926

1920

1923

1924:

1925

192(j

- - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - -75.1
Total under 1 year ____ 85.8 75.6 76.2 77.1 70.8 71.7 73.3 86.1 77.3 70.8 72.8
- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - - -- Under 1 day _______________ 14.8 14.5 14.9 14.7 14.8 15.0 15.2 14.8 14.7 14.8 15.0
15.3

1 day ______________________
2 days _____________________ 4.6
3 to 6 days _________________ 3.4
1 week _____________________ 6.4
2 weeks ____________________ 5.4
3.8
3 weeks ____________________ 3.1
Under 1 month ____________ 41. 5
1 month ___________________
2 months ___________________ 7.3
5.7
3to 5 months ______________ 13.1
(lto 8 months ______________ 10,0
9to 11 months _____________ 8.3
1

4.4
3.4
6.3
5.0
3.4
2.7
31l.7
6.3
4. I)
10.9
7.8
6.0

4.4
3.3
6.4
4.9
3.3
2.6
39.7
6.2
4.8
10.7
8.2
6. (l

I

4.4
3.3
6.1
4, Il
3.4
2.7
39.5
(l,4
4.9
11. 2
8.4
(l.8

4.2
3.3
6.2
4.6
2.9
2.5
38.6
5.8
4.4
1l.5
6.9
5,

(j

Exclusive of Rhode Island.

Source: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

4.2
3.2
5.8
4.4
2.9
2.3
37.8
5.8
4.6
10.3
7.5
5,8
2

4.2
3.2
5.7
4.3
3.0
2.4
37.9
6.0
4.7
10.4
7.9
6.5

4.6
3.4
6.4
5.4
3.8
3.1
41. 5
7,2
5.7
13.2
10.1
8.5

4.4
3.3
6.2
5.0
3.5
2.7
39.8
6.5
4.9
11. 0
8.41
G.7 .

4.2 ' 4.3
3.2
3.3
5.\}
6.2
4.5
4.6
3.0
3.0
2.4
2.5
38.7 38.3
5.\}
5.8
4.7
4.4
9.5 10.5
7.5
6.8
5. (j
5.9

Exclusive of stillbirths.

4.3
3.2
5.9
4.4
3.1
2.5
38.6
6.2
4.7
10.6
8.2
6.8

1929

89

VITAL STATISTICS
- No. 93.-DEATHS

OF INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE: NUMBER AND RATEBI
BY STATES, FOR THE BIRTH REGISTRATION AREA-Continued

Number of
infant deaths

Deaths of infants under 1 -year of age per 1,000 births

1926

1926

Class or State

I

Tennessee. _________________
White ___________________

1927

690
490

986
514

4,836
R,nDO
1.930
Washingtoll ________________ . 1,352
W!lSt Vi!"ginia ______________
3,505
WISCOnSIn __________________
8,815
Wyoming __________________
333

60
73

84

77
116
102
62

72
110

1,841

1,1112
3,227

(I)

66

111%7

1926

192.

a08

=

71
79

(I)

=

(0)

(')

86

83,372

56

59
76

64

70

12

84

78
60
/0,1
56

111
56

65

80
67

64

04

70
115
57
(I)
70
80

(I)

77

3,403

Hawai! •___________________ , -----1,150
l,lfi2
90,429

71

06

4,302
2,551

Virg\W,~ie_-_-_-_-_~~:~~:::::::::
OoloTel!. __ _______________

Totullor area having birth
registration in 1017 G_" ____

1924:

1923

--- ------ --- --- - - - --- --71
3,885
(ll ~:~
8,943
64(:
(I)
(J4B
~:~ m l:(l~ (I~t: 107

(1)
(Il
(I

Colored _____________ _____

Utah _______________________
Vermont. __________________

1922

I (')

(I)

54
70

75
72

75

84

81
68

62

7f)

tOO
50

ttl
50
82
69

72

--------(5)
(")
('J
= =

--77-1-; ,I

00
69

76

75

73

(5}

65

lNot added to the birth registration area untlllater date.
the total.
Not in the birth registration aroll.
Q Exolusive 01 Rhode Island.
Source: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.
4 Not inclUded in
8

No. 94.-DEATHS OF INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE:

RATF}S P})!t 1,000
BIR'l'HS, BY PRINCIPAL CAUSES, JPOR THE BIRTH R.mGIS'l.'HATION AREA

NOTE.-Seo general note, p. ~n

Deaths uncler I year of ago pcr 1,000 birth'
Causo of death

Allyear
caUses under 1
ofage _________
Measles ___ " ________________
Scarlet fever _______________
Whooping congh- __________
RM>,htheria ,---____________
uenza and pneumoni!l __
Dysentery ___________ " _____
Erysipelas ____ "_________ -__
Tetanus ___________________
TUberoulosls
forms) ____
SYPhilis _____(all
" _____________
Convulsions _______________

1920

1922

85.8

76.2

I. a
.1

1.4

5.9

4.7

0.1

,.1

.3

.3

.a

.4
.1

1.0
.0
1.0

.4
.1
.9
.8
.8

.4
.4
.1

.8

.8
.7

Bronchitis
pneumoniaand
_____ "broncho_________ 9.6 0.0 8.8
.8
.8
Dlseflscs oftllestomaol1 '--_ 1.2
Diarrhea and enteritis 4 ____ 14.9 11. 7 11.5
Congenital llifll!ormations __ 6.2 6.3 6.3
Oongcnital dehility and
other
diseases of early infancy ____________________
7.7 6.4 0.5
Premature birtl1 _________ "_ 10.4 18.1 17.8
Injury at birth _____________ 3.7
External Cnnses_" __________ 1.0
Unknown
or ill-defined
disoases __________________
2.5
All other causes ___________ " 5.4
1 Less

73.3

64.6

.3

1.1

-!.4

.3

2.3
.2
5.3

.4
.1
1.9
.2
3.7

.3
.3

.3
.4

70.8

3. a
.5

.5

71. 7

17.1

=

.8
.1
2.1
.3
3. 9

.1

1927

19241192.

1.2
.1
2.4

.0

1926

1923

.4
.1

.6

.1
1.8

.1

.6

.1

.1

.6
.6

1920 11024 \ 1925 11926

-:-I-::~
1.0
.1
3.0
.5

5.7

.3

.3
• -1

.1

.1
1.0
.8
1.0

.4
.6

.7

.2
.4
.1

.7

.6
.8

.5

7.8
.7
0.2
6.1

7.7
.0
11.2
6.;1

8.8
.5
0.7
6.2

.5
7.8

8.2
.6

5.6

10.1
1.1
15.2
0.4

B.O 5.1l 5.5 4.8
17.7 17.2 17.7 16.8

7.7
10.1

0.1
17.8

0.0
0.2

1.6

1.2
(I)
1.6

4.4

5.4

.4
.1

.3

.3
.4

(I)

.3

.4

<I)

64.6

.8

.1
1.8
.2
3.6

.2
.4

(I)

.6

.0
.6

.'7
.5

9.4
.5
0.6
0.3

6.8

17.6

5.6
18.3

1l.0
17.8

4.9
1.1

5.1
.\1

.7

.7

5.0

.6

11_ 2
0.3

6.1

4.6

4.8
1.0

4.9
1.0

4. \J
1.1

4.8
1.0

3.9
1.0

4.8
1.0

4.9

1.0

2.6
!i. a

2.4
0.0

2.4
Ii. 0

2.2
0.2

2.3
5.1

3.1
4. 9

2.5

2.2
5.1

2.0

6.3

.2

1927

.7

.7

4.5
.9

in 1920.
Inolndes ulcer of the duodenum in 1920.
Source of Tables 03 !lnd 94: Bureau oltha CensUS, Department 01 Commerce.

!

.1
2.1
.3
3.8

.6

tllan one-tentl1 011 pcr 1,000 births.

~ InclUdes croup in 1920.
B Exoludes ulcer of tho duodenum

.7

.7

6_ 4

72.8170.1

=='==

.7
.7

.7

-

Hogisfration arca as of 1917
(","elusive. of l\llude Isbilld)

Entire registration aroo.

1.0

5.4

2.1
.J.3

.Il

7.3

6.2

2.0

6.0

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