Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1927
Zymotic deaths.—The mortality from zymotic diseases
was lower than in 1926, 41 deaths being due to the
seven principal epidemic diseases, against 103 during
1926. The zymotic death rate was 0.2 per 1,000 of
the population, as compared with 0.6 for 1926.
|Disease.||Males.||Females.||Bothsexes.||Percentage of total deaths.|
|Tuberculosis (all forms)||99||48||147||8.0|
It will be seen that 949 deaths, or 51.8 per cent.,
of the total were caused by five diseases.
Although there was a reduction of 47 in the number
of deaths from cancer, this disease, as in 1926, caused
the largest number of deaths.
There was a marked rise in the figures for bronchitis
which occupied second place in 1927 causing 216
deaths, compared with 161 in 1926.
Diseases of the heart were third on the list.