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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

All-cause mortality at age 1-14 years in

France: 1816-2007

Graph showing all-cause mortality at age 1-14 years in France since 1816

Colours: The coloured diamonds 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: The five highest blue diamonds (boys) on this graph are for, in descending order, 1915, 1918, 1914, 1916 and 1871: all years in which France was at war against a German state. The relatively high rate for girls in 1871 suggests that the excess mortality for both sexes in that year might have had a largely infectious basis.

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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