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Islington 1896

Forty-first annual report on the health and sanitary condition of the Parish of St. Mary, Islington

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Disinfectants Distributed and used.—In the following statement particulars are given of the manner in which the disinfectants were distributed.

Disinfecting Powder.Carbolised Creasote.Clear Carbolio Acid.
To Inhabitants10161,20880
Works Dept.Horse and Depôt520

There were, compared with the preceding year, 95 tons less
Powder, 7,815 gallons less Fluid, and 15 gallons less Clear Acid used.
There was 1,460 deaths of children under twelve months old
These were equal to an infantile mortality rate of 150 per 1,000 children
born in the year. This rate is slightly above the rate which prevailed
during the thirteen years 1883-95, when it was 145 per 1,000.
The rate contrasts very favourably with the mortality rate
experienced in other places.
33 Great Towns 167 per 1,000 inhabitants.
67 Urban Districts 161 „
London 169 „
Encircling Districts.
Hornsey 105 „
Stoke Newington 126 „
Hackney 146 „
Shoreditch 180 „
St. Luke 154 „
Clerkenwell 184 „
St. Pancras 168 „
Islington 160 „