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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

All-cause mortality at age 1-4 years in

England and Wales: 1841-2006

Graph showing all-cause mortality at age 1-4 years in England and Wales since 1841

Comment: The mortality rates for boys and girls who had passed their first year of life but not yet reached 5 peaked in 1863, but then proceeded to halve every couple of decades throughout the next century. The 1918 influenza pandemic briefly returned mortality rates to 1900 levels.

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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