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THE INCREASING MORTALITY

Sixteen[1] Registration Cities. 1880-1910

Decrease and Increase in General Death Rate (per 1,000 Population) by Age Periods
 
Ages D.R. 1880 D.R. 1910 Dec. and Inc.
in Rate
Per Cent,
of Same
All 22 .09 16 .36 -5 .73 -26
Under 35 21 .4 11 .36 -10 .04 -47
35-44 13 .6 12 .99 -1 .31 -9 .6
45-54 18 .3 22 .07 +3 .77 +20 .6
55-64 29 .3 37 .54 +8 .24 +28 .1
65 and over and unknown 80 .3 89 .30 +9 +11 .2
Above 45 32 40 .10 +8 .10 +25 .31
Above 55 48 .44 58 .82 +10 .38 +21 .43
 

.61, or 4.5 per cent.; ages 50-54, 1.16, or 6.7 per cent.; ages 55-59 (decrease),.13, or .5 per cent.; ages 60-64 (increase), 1.48, or 4.6 per cent.; ages 65-69, 3.23, or 6.75 per cent.; ages 70-74, 3.45, or 4.9 per cent.; age 75 and over,.82, or .6 per cent.

 

Massachusetts and New Jersey. 1880-1910

Decrease and Increase in General Death, Rate (per 1,000 Population) by Age Periods
 
Ages D.R. 1880 D.R. 1910 Dec. and Inc.
in Rate
Per Cent,
of Same
All 17 .63 15 .80 -1 .83 -10 .38
Under 30 16. .3 11 .3 -5 .0 -30 .6
30-34 9 .12 6 .99 -2 .13 -23 .3
35-39 10 .1 8 .90 -1 .20 -11 .8
40-44 10 .20 10 .95 +    .75 +7 .35
45-49 12 .20 13 .79 +1 .59 +13 .0
50-54 13 .70 18 .35 +4 .65 +33 9
55-59 20 .49 24 .28 +3 .79 +18 5
60-64 25 .69 34 .85 +9 .16 +35 .6
65-69 40 .5 53 .16 +12 .66 +31 2
70-74 55 .4 75 .96 +20 .56 37 .1
75 and over 123 .68 143 .66 +19 .98 +16 .1
Above 40 25 .10 30 .42 +5 .32 +21 .20
Above 50 35 .24 44 .07 +8 .83 +25 .06
Above 60 53 .81 67 .73 +13 .92 +25 .87
 

To summarize, the public records under consideration indicate that:

1. The mortality rate from apoplexy, paralysis, diseases of the heart, circulatory system, kidneys and liver has heavily increased in the younger as well as in the older groups. The total deaths were 367,700 in 1910.

2. In Massachusetts the death rate from these causes has increased 86.4 per cent, in 30 years.

3. In 16 important cities the death rate from organic diseases of the

  1. Sixteen cities: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Baltimore, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Washington, Milwaukee, Louisville, Providence, Indianapolis.