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Page 191 - the decline in the birthrate appears to be much greater in those sections of the population which give proofs of thrift and foresight," that this decline is "principally, if not entirely, the result of deliberate volition...
Page 139 - Upon the subject of the Deaths no one can be deceived by the figures of the Census, since any attempt to reason from them would demonstrate a degree of vitality and healthfulness in the United States unparalleled in the annals of mankind, would overthrow the best established principles of statisticians, and, in coming down to details as well as in the aggregates, contradict all science and experience.
Page 419 - Annual Report of the Henry Phipps Institute. For the Study, Treatment, and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Page 485 - Woodward, of Washington, who said in an article in the Michigan Journal of Vital Statistics for March, 1908, that the use of registration as a source of vital statistics is paramount to its use for legal purposes, and that if the public health should be the chief concern of the statesman, as has been wisely said, and if vital statistics serve to increase the efficiency of measures tending to preserve and to promote such health, the importance of registration is greater from a statistical standpoint...
Page 485 - Association on demography and vital statistics hi their sanitary relations, in a report made in 1902, states that deaths are registered primarily for legal purposes ; that is, for the protection of certain rights and privileges of individuals and of families. This is the first and most important use of records of deaths and the sort of utility which appeals most strongly to the public.
Page 486 - ... sanitation is chiefly concerned. Nowhere do the sanitary possibilities in vital statistics, and the difficulties in the way of their realization, become more apparent than in the study of the general death rate. The popularly accepted index to the healthfulness of the community depends, according to the same authority, upon four primary factors : First, an arbitrarily fixed unit of space ; second, an arbitrarily fixed unit of time ; third, the number of people ; and, fourth, the number of deaths.