Report Relating to the Registry and Return of Births, Marriages and Deaths and of Divorce in the State of Rhode Island. 1878
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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...which comprises about two-fifths of the entire population of the State, with the rest of the State, in regard to the influence of season upon mortality. The following Table will present a comparison between the city and rest of the State, in relation to the mortality of each section by seasons. It will show the number and percentage of deaths in each quarter of the year 1878, in the city, and in the rest of the State separately; and also the percentage of deaths in each quarter of the year, in the city of Providence, for twenty-four years, from 1855 to 1878, inclusive; and in the whole State, including the city, for twenty-six years, from 1853 to 1878, inclusive: Table XL. A contrast between the city of Providence and the rest of the State, in regard to habits and modes of life, does not present such marked differences as, perhaps, might be expected. The great proportional number, and near contiguity of the villages of Rhode Island, with their facility of access, and the frequent communication of residents therein with each other, and with the city of Providence, make the entire population more homogeneous in character than that of any other State. Then the city of Newport, and several villages large enough for incorporation into cities, and a considerable number but little less in size, present all the essential conditions of city life in their sanitary relations, as well as in the customs and modes of living of the inhabitants. Under these circumstances, it would not be expected that there would be any great difference in the percentage of mortality, in the same quarters of the year, between the city of Providence and the rest of the State, in the average of a series of years. An examination of Table XL will show that such is the fact....
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