London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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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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Table XXXVIII. Showing the Death-rates of the Sub-districts from Diphtheria foreach Quarter.

Sub-Districts.lst Quarter.2nd Quarter.3rd Quarter.4th Quarter.Whole Year.
Upper Holloway1.130.890.600.790.85
Islington, South West0.410.961.150.890.86
Islington, South East0.420.720.420.550.53
The Parish0.660.790.690.710.71

Whooping cough was more than usually fatal, causing no less than
234 deaths, as against a corrected average annual number of 196. The
death-rate for the year was equal to 0.68 per 1,000 inhabitants.

In each of the preceding eleven years, the number of deaths registered was as follows :—

1885210 deaths1891255 deaths
1886214 „1892161 „
1887240 „1893181 „
1888231 „1894188 „
188986 „189581 ,,
1890204 „1896234 „

Table XXXIX. Showing the Deaths from Whooping Cough in the Sub-districts for each Quarter.

Sub-Districts.1st Quarter.2nd Quarter.3rd Quartet.4thQuarter.Whole Year.
Upper Holloway273618687
Islington, South West202713666
Islington, South East24175349
The Parish76964418234