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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1896] 72
Compared with the preceding year there was an increase of 8
deaths, although there were 53 weeks in the 12 months under
Of these diseases Phthisis and Cancer call for attention.
Phthisis was the cause of 530 deaths, which were equal to a death
rate of 1.69 per 1,000.

The deaths occurred as follows :—

Upper Holloway123 deaths= 1.22 per 1000 inhabitants.
South-west Islington204 „= 1.86 ,,
South-east „125 „= 1.84 ,,
Highbury78 „= 1.18 ,,

The return is satisfactory, for it is 43 below the mean annual
number of deaths recorded in the preceding five years.
The following Table shows the distribution of the disease in the
sub-districts and in the several quarters of the year:—

Table XLIX.

Quarters.Upper Holloway.Islington South-west.Islington South-east.Highbury.The Parish.
4 th*33603524152
The Year12320412578530

*14 weeks.
49 children under five years of age died from this disease.