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Tables which can be found in the Statistical Bulletin of January, 1932, issued by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, provide an index, in advance of governmental figures, of the mortality status of the general population. They present the mortality experience of the industrial department of this company, by principal causes of death, for 1931 as compared with 1911 and 1921-1930, inclusive, and for December, 1931. The rates for recent years are based on between 17,000,000 and 19,000,000 insured persons in the United States and Canada. Although this is a more or less selected group and is largely urban, the death
Death Rates in a Group of Insured Persons.. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:146–147. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-1-146
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(1):146-147.
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