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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

All-cause mortality at age 70-79 years in

France: 1900-2007

Graph showing all-cause mortality at age 70-79 in France since 1900

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

Comment: In France, the mortality rate at age 70-79 years was on average 8% higher during 1940-45 than during 1935-39 (7% higher for females, 9% for males). By contrast, there was no visible increase in mortality at this age during the 1914-18 war.

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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