The trend of diphtheria mortality in the Irish free state
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The average decennial mortality in the Irish Free State has increased from 4.7 per 100,000 in 1864–70 to 9.4 per 100,000 in 1921–30.
During the same period it has decreased from 78.0 per 100,000 to 3.0 per 100,000 in Denmark and from 11.4 per 10,000 to 2.29 per 10,000 at ages under 15 years in England and Wales.
There has been a steady increase in mortality in the urban areas of Dublin, Cork and Limerick and a corresponding decrease in the urban areas of Belfast, Birmingham and Ipswich.
The probable causes of the increased mortality in the Irish Free State have been discussed.
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