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Fulham 1927

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1927

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1.—General Statistics.

Area (acres)1,706
No. of inhabited houses (1921 census)25,979
No. of families or separate occupiers (1921
Rateable value£1,088,769
Sum represented by penny rate£4,482

2.—Extracts from Vital Statistics for the Year.

Legitimate2,3191,1831,136Birth rate15.1
Deaths:—1,833945888Death rate 111.3
No. of women dying in, or in consequence of, child-birth :—
From sepsis2
From other causes
Deaths of Infants under one year of age per 1,000 births:—
Legitimate 63.Illegitimate112.Total66
Deaths from:—
Measles (all ages)nil
Whooping cough (all ages)8
Diarrhoea (under 2 years of age)19

Population.—The Registrar-General has estimated
the population of the Borough at the middle of 1927
to be 161,900. (Males, 74,970; females, 86,930).
Marriages.—The number of marriages was 1,401,
and the marriage rate, i.e., the number of marriages
per 1,000 of the population, was 8.6. In the two
preceding years the marriages numbered 1,265 in 1926,
and 1,305 in 1925, thus showing an increase of 136
for 1927.
Births.—The births corrected by the distribution
of those occurring in lying-in institutions in the Borough
to the districts in which the mothers resided, and the
inclusion of children born to Fulham mothers in institutions
outside the Borough, numbered 2,444, of whom