16 December 2008

Alabama Health Statisticians Hit Century Mark, Still Counting

There's an interesting article about vital records kept in the state of Alabama at the online home of The Birmingham News. The recording of births and deaths in the state began 100 years ago.

Here's a note from the article written by Dave Sparks:
...records show that the highest death rate that ever occurred in Alabama came in 1918 after the Spanish flu pandemic swept through the state. More than a third of all deaths in Alabama that year were caused by influenza or pneumonia. In all, the flu and pneumonia killed more than 11,000 people in Alabama during 1918.
Read the entire article here --> Health Statisticians Hit Century Mark, Still Counting

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