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
Table XXIV. Showing the corrected mean number of deaths from the principal Zymotic Diseases, 1885-95, together with deaths registered in 1896.
|Diseases.||Corrected Mean Number of Deaths 1885-95.||1896.||Increase or Decrease.|
|The Above Diseases||885||1,026||+131|
The 1,026 deaths were distributed in the sub-registration districts in the following manner:—
|Upper Holloway||307||3.05 per 1,000 inhabitants.|
|South-west Islington||379||3.46 ,, ,,|
|South-east „||191||2.81 ,, ,,|
|Highbury||141||2.25 ,, ,,|
|The Parish||1,026||2.98 ,, ,,|
DEATHS IN THE SUB-DISTRICTS.
There were 307 deaths—equal to an annual death-rate of 2.98 per
1,000 inhabitants—registered in the above district during the year, as
against 199, 231 and 246 in the three years immediately preceding.
The increased deaths were chiefly due to Measles, Diphtheria and
Whooping Cough, the two latter diseases being especially prevalent,
and producing death-rates of 0.85 and 0.86 per 1,000 inhabitants.
The deaths from the several diseases since 1893, together with
the deaths and death-rates in 1896, were as follows:—