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Fulham 1914

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1914

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Whooping Cough. The deaths from whooping cough in the four quarters of the year, were:—

1st Quarter10
2nd „16
3rd „6
4th ,,11

The death-rate from this disease was 0.27 per 1,000,
being 0.5 per 1,000 below the average return of the ten
years, 1904-13.

The deaths from diarrhœa and enteritis in the four quarters of the year, were:—

1st Quarter12
2nd ,,12
3rd ,,83
4th ,,29

Of these 114 were of children under 12 months, and
13 of children between one and two years of age, the
decennial average of deaths under two years of age from
diarrhœa being 148.
The diarrhœal death-rate, measured by the proportions
of deaths under two years to births registered, was
30.5 per 1,000. The corresponding rate of the County
of London was 27.6 per 1,000 and of the Metropolitan
boroughs only seven had higher rates than Fulham.
25 deaths were certified to be due to influenza, the
numbers in the preceding three years being 19, 16
and 27.