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Chelsea 1960

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1960

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DEATHS OF RESIDENTS DURING 1960.

Causes of DeathAt all agesUnder 1 year1 and under 55 and under 1515 and under 2525 and under 4545 and under 6565 and upwards
Carried forward6141414126469
25. Other diseases of respiratory system817
26, Ulcer of stomach and duodenum514
27. Gastritis, enteritis and diarrhoea44
28. Nephritis and nephrosis2_11
29. Hyperplasia of prostate4_4
30. Pregnancy, childbirth, abortion
31. Congenital malformations621111
32. Other defined and ill-defined diseases43922327
33. Motor vehicle accidents9234
34. All other accidents1614110
35. Suicide1814121
36. Homicide
TOTALS7291231928145531
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From an examination of the following summary it will be apparent that deaths in particular age groups have tended to become stabilised, particularly having regard to the figures which applied in the first quarter of this century. Dramatic variations will, it is hoped, no longer be the rule.

YearNo. of DeathsDeaths under 1 yr. of agePercentage of Total deathsDeaths at 65 years and overPercentage of Total deaths
19001,73733319.1744225.44
1925883647.2443348.01
1950638213.2943468.02
1951686192.7648370.40
1952669162.3947070.25
1953694152.1648870.31
1954734212.8654774.52
1955825253.0361774.78
1956815212.5864378.89
1957750162.1357576.66
1958730243.2854474.52
1959726121.6554174.52
I960729121.6553172.84
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