Mortality Statistics Volume 9

Mortality Statistics Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...nearly 1 death out of every 3. It is a fact that in the age period 25 to 34 years 41.9 deaths out of every 100 deaths of bookkeepers, clerks, and copyists were from this cause; and that 40.1 per cent of the barbers and hairdressers, 40.9 per cent of the servants, 44.1 per cent of the boot and shoe makers, 49.2 per cent of the compositors, printers, and pressmen, 41.2 per cent of the tailors who died during this age period succumbed to pulmonary tuberculosis as compared with only 25.6 per cent for farmers and 5.3 per cent for miners and quarrymen. It does not follow that the death rate from tuberculosis of the lungs is in reality lower among miners and quarrymen, for example, than among printers. The very high ratio of deaths would greatly reduce the relative importance, but not necessarily the absolute death rate, of tuberculosis for this occupation, as compared with the printers, who have only a low ratio (7.3 per cent) from external causes. It is not necessary to compare the true death rates of the various occupations from tuberculosis of the lungs to perceive the immense saving of valuable fives that would result from the prevention of tuberculosis. It is shown conclusively that for the great majority of occupations given at the younger ages, the prevention of tuberculosis is of far greater importance than the prevention of any other cause of death. Having clearly in mind the fact that all that Table 6 attempts to do is to show the relative importance of the nine principal causes of death at each age period, it may be permissible to state the ratios there shown for each occupation in their relation to the average ratios for all specified occupations, the latter being taken as 100 per cent. Table 8 presents these derived percentages for...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773683
  • 9781236773685