Publications of the American Statistical Association Volume 9-10

Publications of the American Statistical Association Volume 9-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... system of accounting and reporting... that shall be uniform for every public office and every public account of the same class, and which shall exhibit true accounts and detailed statements of funds collected, received, and expended for account of the public for any purpose whatever." This Bureau has recently issued a report entitled "Comparative Statistics, Cities of Ohio, 1904," which is full of meat for the student of urban administration. It is wholly financial in scope, including the receipts and expenditures, ordinary and extraordinary, for each of the 71 cities in the State, classified, with considerable detail, in eight tables covering 160 pages. Causes of Death in Providence An important contribution to the interpretation of vital statistics is made by Dr. C. V. Chapin in a review of "Causes of Deaths in Providence, 1856-1905," in the American Journal of Public Hygiene for February, 1906. The average rates for each disease and the increase or decrease observed in comparing the decades, 1856-65 and 1896-1905, are given in tabular form. Typhoid fever, scarlet fever, small-pox, and diphtheria and croup all show a marked decrease, amounting in the aggregate for the four diseases to 214 per 100,000, one-quarter of which the author considers may be due to a change in the age distribution of the population and the rest largely to the efforts of the sanitary authorities. Tuberculosis also shows a real diminution of 169 per 100,000. With fegard to diarrhceal diseases, on the other hand, Dr. Chapin holds that the apparent decrease of 79 deaths per 100,000 may be due merely to a decrease in the proportion of young children in the population. Strong evidence to this effect is furnished by the fact that the ratio of deaths...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554612
  • 9781236554611