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Record #:
30037
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North Carolina has been the place of several advances in public health in the last decade. Reform has resulted in the employment of only trained and qualified personnel as the state becomes the model for the fight against venereal disease, the home of a new state laboratory of hygiene, division of oral hygiene, and greater work with rehabilitating children with disabilities.
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30130
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A sustained downward trend is occurring in North Carolina in the death statistics. The infant mortality rate of %44.7 is the lowest in the State's history, while maternal mortality is also lowest. These vital statistics are due to advances in vaccines and modern viral and bacterial control.
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30142
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As North Carolina seeks to expand and develop its public health mission, the state looks to the pillars of the past for inspiration. Dr. R.H. Lewis became Secretary of the State Board of Health in 1892. During his tenure, Lewis faced lack of funds from the state for public health but he fought for legislation that improve reporting of contagious diseases, the suppression of smallpox, the need for vaccinations, and the protection of water supplies.
Record #:
30150
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In 1916, five communicable diseases were responsible for a large percentage of deaths in North Carolina. But the battle against such diseases as small pox and tuberculosis has been successful; however, degenerative diseases such as cancer and heart problems are new frontiers for public health research in the State.
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Record #:
30249
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For several years now, there have been over 100,000 babies born in the North Carolina. With expanded numbers of births, there are expanded provisions and services. Cooperation with the State Board of Health and the Department of Education help protect infants and public school children through treatments and vaccines. As such, there is a stark reduction in infant deaths and certain diseases such as Diphtheria.
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Record #:
30403
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A complete provisional report of life and death in North Carolina has been prepared for 1953. There were more live births in this year than in any year previously recorded, setting an all time record for the state. Additionally, an overall decrease in the number of deaths from all causes was also reported. Main causes of death however, were cancer, heart disease, and apoplexy.
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Record #:
30480
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With intense discussion in North Carolina about the future of public education, the growth of the school aged population in the state is of interest. In 1954 over 115,000 live births were reported in North Carolina, the highest recorded to date. Additionally, over 32,000 deaths from a variety of causes, were reported, only twenty more than the previous year.
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