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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

All-cause mortality at age 5-14 years in

England and Wales: 1841-2006

Graph showing all-cause mortality at age 5-14 years in England and Wales since 1841

Comment: For boys and girls aged 5 to 14 years, the highest mortality rate ever recorded was that of 1849, the year of a great cholera epidemic. The influenza pandemic in 1918 returned mortality rates briefly to the levels of 1884, for boys, and of 1875, for girls. The 1918 mortality rate was 9% higher for girls than for boys.

Method: Mortality rates were downloaded from the Human Mortality Database (see or on 4 December 2009. The plotted lines connect unsmoothed values.

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