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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

All-cause mortality at age < 1 year in

Sweden: 1750-2007

Graph showing all-cause mortality at age < 1 year in Sweden since 1750

Colours: The coloured diamonds 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 year with especially high infant mortality rates was 1773, which a publicly authored web encyclopedia says was a time of famine in Sweden.

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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