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
Diarrhœal Diseases caused most deaths in the third quarter.
The periods at which the other classified diseases were most fatal are
shown in the Table.
A very full statement will be found in Table VII. in the appendices
of the four quarterly reports, so that it is not now necessary to recapitulate
them. Moreover, a very full synopsis of the deaths from all
causes in each quarter is given in Table C in the appendix of this
DEATHS FROM THE PRINCIPAL ZYMOTIC DISEASES.
There were 1,026 deaths registered from these diseases, as against
a corrected average of 885 during the preceding eleven years and 639
in the preceding year.
The death-rate was equal to 2.98 per 1,000 of the population, compared
with a rate of 2.57 in the years 1885-95, consequently it was 0.41
in excess of the mean death-rate that obtained during these years.
The chief factors in the disturbance of the death-rate were
Measles, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough, each of which were more
prevalent than usual.
|1889||604||1.93||Corrected mean number of deaths—1885-95||886||2.67|