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
|Ages.||Population.||Deaths.||Death Rates.||Population.||Deaths.||Death Rates.||Population.||Deaths.||Death Rates.|
|75 and upwards||1,383||190||137.40||2,400||288||120. 00||3,783||478||126.36|
* The population in this table is estimated on the basis of 53 weeks to the year.
The deaths of 523 persons who had come from other districts of London for
treatment in the Public Institutions of Islington are excluded from those returns.
The least healthy period of the year was the first quarter, in which
1,664 deaths were registered—equal to a death-rate of 19.71 per 1,000,
and the most healthy was the third quarter, in which 1,336 deaths
occurred, and in which the death-rate was 15.82. In the second quarter
the deaths numbered 1,382, the death-rate being 16.37; and in the
fourth quarter the deaths were 1,502 and the death-rate 16.52.
1st Quarter 1,664 deaths = 19.71
2nd ,,1,382 „ = 16.37
3rd „ 1,336 „ = 15.82
4th „ 1,502 „ =16.52
The Year 5,884 „ = 17.09
An inspection of these death-rates shows that, with the exception
of the first quarter, they were fairly equal at each period.
First Quarter.— Although the number of deaths registered was
above those of the other quarters of the year, yet when compared with
the first quarter returns of the preceding 11 years it is found that it is