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

VITAL STATISTICS

'dU

RATES l'E~ 1,000
BIRTHS ACCORDING TO AGlll SUBDIVISIONS, FOR TRill ENTIRE BIRTH REGISTRATION AREA AND FOR THE) REGISTRATION AREA 1 AS OF 1917

No. 95.-DEATHS OF INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE:
NOTE.-See general note, p. 77

,
Deaths nnder 1 year of age pel' 1,aaa births
Registration area as of 191'1:!.

Entire registration area

AgB

1m

19U

1921)

rolal under 1 year ____ 86.8
tJndor 1 day _______________ =14.8 14.9 14.7 =14.8 16.0 =15.2 =16.1 14.8 1<1.8
1 day ___ •• ______ •.• _•••• ___ 4.6
4.1
4.6
4.2 4.2
4.2
4.4 4.2
4.4
2 days ___ ••••••• ___________
3.0
3.4 3.3
3.3
3.2 3.2
3.3
3.3
ato 6 days. _. _____________ • 3.4
6.8
0.7 5.8 0.4
6.2
6.4
6.1
6.2
6.4
1 week_ ••• _____ .. _•• _. _____
4.6 4.4 4.3 3.9 5.4 4.6
4.9 4.9
2 weeks __ • ______ • __ • ___ • ___ 5.4
2.6
S.8
3.8
3.4
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.3
3 weeks ____________ •• __ • __ • 3.1
2.3
2.2
3.1
2.5
2.1
2.5
2.4
2.0
Under 1 month. _____ • _____
5 39.1 39.5 38.6 37.8 37.9 36.1 41. 5 38.7
1 month ___________ ._. __ ... 41.
7.3 6.2 6.4
0.8
5.8 0.0 5.1
7.2
0.8
2 months .. __ .• _____ • ___ ••• _ D.7
4.9 4.4
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.0 5.1 4.4
3io omonths __ •• __ ._._ .... 13.1 10.7 11. 2 9.5 10.3 10.4 8.6 13.2
9.5
6 to 8 montlls __ ••• _._ .... __ 10.0 8.2 8.4 0.9
7.5
7.9
6.1 10.1 6.8
9 to 11 montlls __ •• _____ • ___ 8.3
6.8
5.8
6.5
8.5
5.6
5.6
0.0
4.7

4.3
3.2
5.9
4. Ii
3.0
2.4
38.3
5.9
4.7
10.5
7.5
5.9

1920

1923

1924

= --

I

19211

1926

1021 .1020

1926

m

-- - - -- -- ---- -- -- - &1. 5
---76.2 77.1 70. S 71.7 78.3 64.8 BO.l 70. B 72. B 70.1

= -16.-a -15.3-- 15. 1

=

=

4.3
3.2
Ii. 9
4.4
3.1
2.5
38.6
0.2
4.7
10.6
8.2
0.8

4. 2
3. 1
6. 4
8. 8
2. 6

2. 2
:J8. 5
5. 1
1. o
8. 5
5. 9
4. Ii

Exaluslvo of RhOde Island.

Source: Bureau of tho Oensus, Department of Oommerco.

No. 96.-HOMICIDES AND SUICIDES:
100,000 POPULATION

NUMBER A.ND RATliI IN CITIES HAVING
OR MORE IN 1900

Homioldes
Year

Estimated
population,
July 1

Suloides

Rate per
Number

100,000

pw~~a-

Rato per
Number

10Cl,000

p~r~a.

~------------------------I--------I------·I----------------1900 __ •• _____ ._._. ___ • _____ • __ • _______ ... __ .. __ ._
14,133,877
481
3.4
2,099
14.9
14, 899, 099
567
3.8
2,487
10.7

1902. _•• _. ___ .. __ • ___ •• ___ •• __ • _____ ._. _____ • __ ..
1903_. __________ • _. __ •• ' ___ • ____ • ___ •• _. __ • __ • _••

i311t::
:::::::::::::
1906 _____________
• __ :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
• ____________ •.• _. ____ ._ ... _.
1907 ________ ._ ...... ____ • ________ • __ ••• ___ • __ • __ _
1903. __ • _________ • ______ • __ . __ • _•• ___ •• _••• __ • _._

1909 ___ .. ____ • _._. _. ____ • ____ .• _.. _. __ ..... __ ._ ••
tlHa _____ • _•• __ • __ • _. _______ • ___ •• _._ ._ •• _._ ••. __ .
1911.. _._ •••••• _____ ._. _. __ ... __ •• _.... ___ ._ ... __
1912 ____ • ___ •• __ • ___ • ______ .... __ • _...... ____ ._._
1!113 ___ • ___ •• ____ • __ • __________ •• _... ___ .... ____ _

1914_ ••• ________ • __ •• __ •• __ •• _._ ..... _._._._ .. __ •
1915_ ••• _. __ ._. ____ ._. ____ • _.... __ ••• _____ .. ___ ._

,\)16 1. ______ ._. _____ ,._._. __ •• ________ ._._. __ • __ _

1917. ______ •• __ ... ____ •• _.. _____ ._ ... _.... ______ _
11118 ________ • _______ ,_ .•• __ • ____ . ___ ...... __ ••• __

mg:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

tg~~::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.:
1&2.1._ ... _._ ._ .. ___ .. __ • ____ •• _. ___ ••• __ ...... __ _

1924 ____ .••• ___ • ___ •• __ • ____ . __ ._ ............ ___ _

1025 ________ • _______ , _________________ • ____ ._. __ _
1926 _________ ._. __ • _. ___ • _••. _•• ___ •• _... __ ._. ___

1927 ____ ..... _•• ___ .•• _......... _.. " ...... , •• __ •
I

E:tcludes Memphis, Tenn.

16,286,681
15,670,701

16,104,214
Hi, li94, 107
17,072,832
17,641,214
18,018,210
18,522,956

18,058,147
19,413,308

19,847,428
20,273,425
20,129,640
21,021,720
21,016,460
22, 038, 899
22,563,206
22, 996, 227

23,330,460
23,716,781
24,151,350
24,570,289
24,979,651
25,387,577
25,855,136

836

723

9g3

l,lS9
1,455
1,401
1,252

1,479

1,505
1,504
1,702
1,715
1,698
1,786
2,061
I,S66
2,000
1,930

2,11)8
2,211
2,485
2,682
2,808
2,715
2,771

4.2
4.6

6.1
7.2
8.5

8.0
6.9

8.a

7.9
7.7
8.6
8.5
8.2
8.5
9.5
8.5
8.0
8.4
9.3
0.3
10.1
10.0
11.2
10.7
10.7

2,758
2,998
3,126
2,934
3,319
3,957
3,772
3,743
3,380
3,868
3,957
4,351
4,455
3,892
3,816
3,351
3,229

2,910
3,731
3,626
3,692
3,855
4,000
4,264
4,492

18.0
19.1
19.4
18.0
19.4

22.6
20.9

20.2
20.5

19.9
19.9
21.5

21.5

18.0
17.7
15.2

14.3
12.7
16.0
16.3
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