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Plumstead 1897

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health, 1897

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The Census shews an increase of 102 persons over the num bers at which I estimated the population in 1896, from the figures obtained by Mr. Ranee in 1895, thus confirming his figures, and shewing that the population has practically remained stationary.


Reidhaven Road Dist.Plumstead.
Total Births......1691910186619501975
Birth Rate......452336320327323
Total Deaths72846179726930931835
Death Bate19823116621112415915613 6
Deaths under 1 year15422631180250261230
„ per 1000 births......18394134133116
„ from 15 years1718141312714317699
Diphtheria deaths135240316024
„ notifications511156118148198132
Enteric Fever deaths2......63043
„ notifications13232262142925
Diarrhoea deaths..51281310483081
Phthisis „......1270968196

The adjoining table gives a summary of vital statistics of the
Reidhaven Road District during the past four years compared
with the whole of Plumstead. The figures for 1894, 1895 and
1896 are those given in my last year's report.