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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958
(1958)

Wisconsin in 1958,   pp. [69]-[228] PDF (45.4 MB)


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82                    WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
people died in Wisconsin in 1956 than in any year in the history of
the state (35,498), the death rate per 1,000 of 9.4 was the lowest
it has ever been.
       Births, Deaths and Marriages in Wisconsin, 1910-56
          Live
Year      births
1910      51,435
1915      58,014
1920      59,269
1925      58,024
1930      56,643
1935      52,402
1940      54,712
1945      60,839
1946      74,144
1947      83,907
1948      81,300
1949      82,736
1950     82,034
1951     87 819
1952      88,941
1953     88,408
1954     91,570
1955     92,333
1956     93,496
Births per
i000 est.
population
  21.98
  23.30
  22.38
  20.68
  19.22
  17.19
  17.41
  19.4
  23.4
  26.1
  25.0
  24.7
  24.0
  25.6
  25.9
  25.0
  25.6
  25.0
  24.9
Deaths per
iooo .st.
Deaths   population Marriages populati
28 213     12.06     18,528     7.9
26.676     10.72     17,833     7.2
29,859     11.28     22,293     8.4
29,380     10.47     16,385     5.8
30,488     10.35     15,328     5.2
30,404      9.98     21,075     6.9
31,457     10.01     23,379     7.4
31,776     10.1      25,269     8.1
31,965     10.1      38,964     12.3
33,078     10.3      35,555    11.1
32,535     10.0      32,579    10.0
32,876      9.8      27,782     8.3
33,573      9.8      29,081     8.5
33,397      9.7      27,133     7.9
33,887      9.9      24,737     7.2
34,839      9.8      25,469     7.2
33,709      9.4      24,921     7.0
35,250      9.6      25,543     6.9
35,498      9.4      26,833     7.1
   Why did these people die? The major causes of death as com-
piled by the State Board of Health are very similar for our country
as a whole and for Wisconsin. In 1956 the overwhelming propor-
tion of deaths were the result of a few causes. The major causes
were as follows:
           Cause
Heart disease............
Cancer   ................... .........
Cerebral vascular lesions ............
Accidents   ................. ........
Diseases of the arteries ..............
Pneum  onia  ...................................
D iabetes ........................................
Congenital malformation     ............
Injury at birth.....................
Suicide  ..........................................
Cirrhosis of liver...................
Number        Rank
14,561       1
  6,042       2
  4,427       3
  2,036       4
  1,012       5
    823       6
    751       7
    518       8
    465       9
    433        10
    355        11
   It should be noted that tuberculosis has not been one of the 10
leading causes of death in Wisconsin since 1948 although 1956 was
the first year that it was not a leading cause for the United States
as a whole.
   From 1941 to 1950 the total births in Wisconsin equaled 710,489
and the deaths equaled 320,583 leaving a net gain of 389,906. Yet
the population increased but 296,988 in that period. This means
that Wisconsin lost 90,000 people of its natural gain. It may there-
fore be assumed that people are moving out of Wisconsin faster
than they are moving in. This fact is supported by the evidence that
Marriages per
Rate per
100,000
  387.4
  160.7
  117.8
  54.2
  26.9
  21.9
  20.0
  13.8
  12.4
  11.5
    9.4
Sr.
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