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By Theo Engelen, John R. Shephard, Yang Wen-shan

This quantity examines contrasting historic demographics in Western Europe and Asia, taking the Netherlands and Taiwan as consultant populations. either international locations have witnessed regular, non-stop advancements in public well-being, disorder prevention, and treatment. The individuals examine the influence of affliction and mortality at the lives of people and households below very diversified cultural and social stipulations. dying on the contrary Ends of the Eurasian Continent analyzes a number of elements, together with maternal and child mortality, in addition to the accuracy of Taiwan’s censuses and demise reporting.

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Note that due to an early Japanese period vaccination campaign, smallpox was no longer a leading cause by 1905 when our data series begins (Shepherd 2001). , plague, influenza, cholera), but less important to the patterns of mortality overall. Important early studies of causes of death in Taiwan come from Li T’engyueh (1938), George W. Barclay (1954), and Chen Shao-hsing (1955). Ensuring the consistent definition of cause categories, and a minimum quality of diagnostic skill by those making the determinations of cause is a prerequisite to the use of cause of death reports.

Differences in resistance seem more likely, if young girls had diets poorer in proteins needed for immune functioning, and Life at the extremes 4_Two cities, one life 24-12-10 13:37 Pagina 55 Table 2. Malaria related death rates, Taiwan, 1906-1941 55 c. Sex Ratios of Age specific death rates of Taiwanese, Malaria, 1906-1941. Male asdr/ Fem asdr. 00 * Infant death rate, calculated as a ratio of infant deaths to registered live births for corresponding periods. received less care when stricken with fevers.

Suicide mortality contributed only to a very small degree to the mortality transition. It showed a decreasing trend, from the 1970s followed again by a slight increase. The present-day mortality pattern is characterized by the dominant role played by cardiovascular diseases and the various forms of cancer. Given the small degree of differentiation in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cause-ofdeath statistics it is not possible to distinguish within these groups between the various forms of cancer and between the various cardiovascular diseases.

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