This publication covers 635,449 deaths of persons more than 1 year old occurring in the experience of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company from 1911 to 1916. Of these deaths, 82 per cent, were of white persons and 18 per cent. of colored. The data should be of special interest in that they cover a geographic range more extensive than that of the death registration area of the United States. The tables include number and percentage of deaths, by causes, with corresponding rates, and mortality from all causes of death, combined and from the principal specific causes, by color, sex and age.
Compiled with great care and covering the mortality experience of this large insurance company in practically all parts of the United States, this publication, showing the downward trend of mortality of insured wage earners from 1911 to 1916, is filled with analyses which are sure to prove valuable to