Factors in American Mortality: A Study of Death Rates in the Race Stocks of New York State, 1910 ...

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American Economic Association, 1916 - Mortality - 28 pages
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Page 14 - State as compared with their native country, which, for the large majority of the Italian immigrants is the warm south, the Italian born live longer and suffer less from most serious diseases in their new abode than in their home country. According to the 1910 census, the number of persons of Italian birth in New York State was 472,192. This was 17.3 per cent, of the foreign born whites and 5.3 per cent, of the total white population. This number is large in view of the recent date at which the Italian...
Page 30 - The lowest mortality rate in the population of New York State is found among the native born of native parentage. This is true for both sexes and for virtually every age period, but is marked at the adult ages. The foreign born and their native-born offspring agree much more closely with each other than they do with the native-born of native parentage. There are marked variations, to be sure, in the several age periods and in the two sexes, but the first generation Americans and the foreign stock...
Page 30 - The death-rates of the component races among the foreign born present very marked variations. Remarkably low rates are found among the Russians, and this is largely accounted for by the presence of a large proportion of Jews among them. The Italians follow very closely with exceptionally low rates of mortality, although Italian females at certain age periods show rather unfavorable conditions, especially from the respiratory diseases. The remaining races may be arranged roughly in the following increasing...
Page 6 - Deaths per 1,000 ii'liite population among native born of native parentage, among native born of foreign or mixed parentage, and among foreign born, by sex and by age period: New York State, 1910. Table 1 presents a comparison of the actual facts of mortality in three principal classes according to nativity in the population of New York State in 1910. In both sexes, the death rates of the...
Page 18 - Deathi per 1,000 white population among persons born in Germany, and among native born of native parentage, by sex and by age period: New York state, 1910. We must at the outset remark that the rates for the Germans in the first three age periods, as presented, have no particular merit, because of the small number of persons exposed. After MALES FEMALES Native Native born of German...
Page 11 - Light is, therefore, thrown on the above findings by a more detailed examination of the mortality of persons born in Russia to show the part played by certain of the principal diseases and conditions causing death. Unfortunately the rates for specific causes have not yet been computed for the native born of native parentage. As a result, each one of the foreign stocks must be compared with the corresponding figures for the entire group of the native born (Table 3). Among Russians in New York state...
Page 23 - ... cause among males — 268.7 — was over twice as high as that of native Americans — 103.0. The above figures for both the German and the Irish strains in New York state help to explain some of the surprising conditions which we found in our discussion of the general death rates in Table 1. Thus, it will be remembered that, at ages "2544...
Page 9 - York state at the time of the 1910 census. It is understood that the several designations are not always exactly synonymous with the race stocks, since a few include a number of different races.
Page 6 - The extremely low figure for the period "under 10" is thus explained, MAI.KH FEMALKS Native born of native parentage Nutive born of foreign or mixed parentage Foreign born Native born of native parentage Native born of foreign or mixed parentage Foreign born Age period All MM1!- : Crude rate 15.9 18.7 17.2 18.9 14.7 16.3 Ages 10 and over: Crude rut...
Page 22 - IjOOO white population among persons born in Ireland and among native born of native parentage, by tex and by age period: New York ttate, 1910.

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