Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finsbury Borough]
14.6. In order to afford an accurate means of comparing the
mortality of the whole district with that of another, the crude
death rate must be adjusted by means of a correction factor. This
factor standardises irregularities of distribution as regards age and
sex, and for the year 1937, it is given by the Registrar General
as 1.09. By the use of this correction factor, the death rate for
Finsbury for 1937, the " standardised " death rate, is 15.9.
The death rates for previous years are given in the attached
Death Rates, 1912-1937.
|Year.||The Borough.||Year.||The Borough.|
* Crude Death Rates. † Standardised Death Rate (see p. 17).
The comparison of Finsbury with the rest of the country may
be seen below :—
Death Rates for 1937.
England and Wales 12.4 per 1,000
London 12.3 „
Finsbury 14.6 „
125 great towns 12.5 ,,
148 smaller towns 11.9 „
Age at Death.—There were 428 deaths of persons in Finsbury
at 65 years of age and over, and of these 222 were of persons over
75 years of age.