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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

All-cause mortality at age 1-14 years in

Sweden: 1860-2007

Graph showing all-cause mortality at age 1-14 years in Sweden since 1860

Colours: The coloured curves represent Swedish males (blue) and females (red); for comparison, the light grey curves represent males (upper grey curve) and females (lower) in England & Wales.

Comment: The 1918 flu pandemic briefly returned Swedish child mortality rates to a level that had not been exceeded since the late 1860s for males and the late 1870s for females.

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

WHO mortality rates for particular countries, ages and causes of death