Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
Forty-first annual report on the health and sanitary condition of the Parish of St. Mary, Islington
The number of deaths from all diseases in 1896 was 5,884, of
which 3,059 were males and 2,825 females.
In the preceding year 5,760 deaths* were registered, so that
making an allowance for the fact that there were 53 weeks in the
registration year the numbers are almost identical, the difference being
only 14 in favour of 1895.
The 5,884 deaths compare favourably with the corrected mean number registered in the eleven years 1885-95, which, as shown in the following return was 6,246.
The death-rate was equal to 17.09 per 1,000 inhabitants, or 1.06
below the rate that obtained during the eleven years 1885-95.
The death-rate is also below the standard death-rate of the Parish,
which is 17.90.†
* There deaths are at the rate of 5,870 deaths in a year of 53 weeks.
† Vide note Table XIV., page 23.