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Greenwich 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Greenwich Borough]


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    General Statistics Elevation.—Varies from below high-water mark up to 249 feet above sea level.
    Area of the Borough and Districts—
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    Borough Council—
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    H.M. Office of Works—
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    Estimated As estimated by thelocally : Registrar General:AgeNo.Approx. % of Total Population
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    DEATH RATES—Special Causes
    Infants under 1 year of ageNo.Rate
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    The following table shows these particulars giving the number of marriages in the Borough for each year since 1938:—
    YearChurches of EnglandChapels and Roman Catholic ChurchesSuperintendent-Registrar's OfficeTotalApproximate Population
    GreenwichCharlton and KidbrookeSt. Nicholas
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    The following table gives by districts the number of registrations of Greenwich Births during the current year:—
    Source of InformationDISTRICTTotal Greenwich Births
    EastWestSt. NicholasCharlton & Kidbrooke
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    In the Appendix to the Report will be found a table giving by districts, the causes of, and ages at death of residents whilst indicating the numbers actually dying in Public Institutions.
    No. in Short ListCauses of DeathSexDeaths at subjoined Ages of "Residents," whether occurring within or without the District.
    All Ages.Under 1.1 and under 5.5 and under 15.15 and under 25.25 and under 45.45 and under 65.65 and under 75.75 and over.
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    Deaths of Greenwich Residents
    YearTotalIn Public Institutions
    No.% of Total Deaths
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    AGE MORTALITY The age mortality and the distribution of the deaths between the different quarters of the year are shown by the following table:—
    Deaths1st Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter4th QuarterTotal
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    Deaths in the age group 0-5 years show an even more striking comparison; in 1901 the deaths in this group amounted to 37.4% whilst the figure for the current year is 3.4%.
    Age Group190119111921193119511961
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    The following table shows the comparative Infantile Mortality Rate for the quinquennial periods since 1931, together with the Rate for 1961:—
    DistrictAverage for Quinquennial PeriodsYear 1961
    1931 to 19351936 to 19401941 to 19451946 to 19501951 to 19551956 to 1960
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    Greenwich deaths from tuberculosis for the previous ten years are given, with their appropriate rates, in the following table:
    YearNo. of DeathsRate
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    Comparing the current year's figures with those of the previous 5 years, the sites of the affected parts were:—
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    DEATHS FROM CANCER OF LUNG (including Bronchogenic Carcinoma)
    YearAGE GROUPSTotalsGrand TotalRate per 1,000 Pop.
    25 and under 45 yrs.45 and under 65 yrs.65 and under 75 yrs.75 and upwards
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    NATIONAL WELFARE FOOD ITEMS Distribution Centres
    M. & C.W. Centres
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    Health Visitors' Records, Attendances at Infant Welfare Sessions. Prophylaxis figures, etc. 1. Health Visiting
    QuarterExpectant MothersPremature BabiesStill-BirthsInfants (under 1 year)Children 1—5 yearsSchool ChildrenCare of PeopleMiscellaneousUnsuccessfulTotal Visits
    1st visitRevisit1st visitRevisitOldOthers
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    2. Infant Welfare Clinics
    0-1 year1-2 years2-5 years
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    3. Ante and Post Natal Clinics (a) Ante Natal
    QuarterSessions1st AttendancesTotal Attendances
    This YearCurrent Pregnancy
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    (b) Post Natal (cases seen at Ante-Natal Clinics)
    Quarter1st AttendancesTotal Attendences
    This YearSince Confinement
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    4. Toddlers Clinics
    QuarterSessionsTotal AttendancesMedically Examined
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    5. Relaxation and Educational Sessions
    QuarterRelaxation SessionsEducational Sessions*
    SessionsTotal AttendancesSessionsTotal Attendances
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    6. Artificial Sunlight, Massage etc.
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    7. Chiropody Treatment
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    8. Home Help Service (a) Analysis of Cases, etc.
    CasesHome Helps
    MaternityTuberculosisChronic Sick, Aged & InfirmOthersTotalNo. Part TimeWhole Time Equivalent
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    (b) Supervision
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    11. School Health Service
    VisionSpecial InvestigationMinors Ailments Clinics
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    CHEST CLINICS (by appointment only)
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    FACTORIES ACTS 1937-1959 Inspections for purposes of provisions as to health.
    PremisesNumber on RegisterInspectionsNumber of
    Written noticesOccupiers prosecuted
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    Cases in which defects were found.
    ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
    FoundRemediedReferred To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
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    Outwork—(Sections 110 and 111)
    Nature of WorkSection 110Section 111
    No. of out-workers in August list required by Sect. 110 (1) (c)No. of cases of default in sending list to the CouncilNo. of prosecutions for failure to supply listsNo. of instances of work in unwholesome premisesNotices servedProsecutions
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    TABLE I.—Daily Mean Concentration of Smoke
    MonthTown HallCharlton House
    Smoke Mu/m3Smoke Mu/m3
    Daily ValueDaily Value
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    TABLE II,—Daily Mean Concentration of Sulphur Dioxide
    MonthTown HallCharlton House
    Sulphur Dioxide Mu/m3Sulphur Dioxide Mu/m3
    Daily ValueDaily Value
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    ApplicationsBy whom madeForm 'P' Certificates issued in respect of:—
    Defects RemediedDefects not/not wholly Remedied
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    (1) Local Authority(2) Dwelling Houses (including Council Houses)(3) All other (includg. Business Premises)(4) Total of Cols. (1), (2) & (3)(5) Agricultural
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    Sample No.Date & TimeNature & TemperatureNo. of BathersPlate Count per ml. Yeastral Agar 2 days 37°C.Probable No. of Coliform bacilli, per 100 ml. MacConkey 2 days 37°C.Faecal Coli. per 100ml.Result
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    Particulars of Public Sanitary Conveniences in the Borough
    W.C.'sLavatory basinsUrinal stallsW.C.'sLavatory basins
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    carried out by the Lady Public Health Officers during 1961 :—
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    Summary of Work Performed by the Public Health Inspectors during the Year 1961
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    Other Improvements—
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    Legal Proceedings
    PremisesOffenceResult of Proceedings
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    AREAPrivate HouseholdsPrivate Dwellings
    No.% increase over 1951 CensusNo.% increase over 1951 Census
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    Type of DwellingG.B.C.L.C.C.PrivateTotal
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    Council Housing Schemes.—(Information supplied by the Borough Engineer).
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    Samples takenTime taken to Reduce Methylene BlueProvisional GradeObservations
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    The following table is a statistical record of the major portion of the duties performed and inspections undertaken during the year by the Food Inspectors.
    Premises Inspected or Visits MadeNo. of VisitsNo. of Premises at which Improvements were effected
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    The following foods were rejected at the wharves:—
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    Canned and Other Foods—
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    During the year 120 certificates were so issued and the following table indicates the country of origin of the samples, their destinations and the amounts involved:—
    Country of OriginCertificates IssuedTotal Weight of Meat Exported
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    Information concerning the analyses of these samples is given in the following table:—
    ArticleHow ObtainedExaminationAction Taken
    Bact. or Chem.Result
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    ArticleHow ObtainedExaminationAction Taken
    Bact. or Chem.Result
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    ArticleHow ObtainedExaminationAction Taken
    Bact. or Chem.Result
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    All cases, which were of the sporadic type, were investigated with the following results:—
    No. of CasesOrganism (if known)No. of Hospital CasesRemarks
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    (including samples taken under the Public Health (Imported Food) Regulations)
    ArticleNumber ExaminedNumber Adulterated, &c.
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    ArticleNumber ExaminedNumber Adulterated, &c.
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    ArticleNumber ExaminedNumber Adulterated, &c.
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    Administrative Action Taken in Regard to Samples Reported to be NOT GENUINE
    Sample No.ArticleNature of adulteration and/or irregularityAction taken
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    Sample No.ArticleNature of adulteration and/or irregularityAction taken
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    Sample No.ArticleNature of adulteration and/or irregularityAction taken
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    1952, there were 37 notifications, giving a consolidated total of 1,981 cases notified during the year. The following table indicates the figures for the previous ten years :—
    YearNo. of corrected notifications
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    The following table gives the distribution:—
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    The number of notified cases of Tuberculosis remaining on the Register at 31st December. 1961, was as follows:—
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    PUBLIC HEALTH (TUBERCULOSIS) REGULATIONS, 1952 Part I.—Summary of notifications of Tuberculosis during the period from the 1st January, 1961, to the 31st December, 1961.
    Age PeriodsFormal Notifications
    Number of Primary Notifications of new cases of tuberculosis
    0—1—2—5—10—15—20—25—35—45—55—65—75—Total (all ages)
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    Part II.—New cases of Tuberculosis coming to the knowledge of the Medical Officer of Health during the above-mentioned period, otherwise than by formal notification.
    Source of InformationNumber of cases in age Groups
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    Summary of Surveys Carried Out in the Borough from 1st January to 31st December. 1961. PART I.—General Analysis
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    PART II.—Analysis of Abnormal Films (1) Cases considered tuberculous and referred for further investigation:
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    Treatment for all cases is carried out at the Tunnel Avenue Cleansing Station and the following Return summarises the work carried out during the year:—
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    Rooms and Articles Disinfected, Year ended 31st December, 1961
    Diseases, etc.Premises EnteredRoomsBedsMattressesBolstersPillowsSheetsBlanketsEiderdownsCushionsQuiltsOdd ArticlesWearing ApparelRugs and MatsCoversTotal No. of Articles Disinfected
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    The Clinic Tuberculosis register is as under:—
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    31 new cases of pulmonary tuberculosis were notified during the year in the undermentioned age groups:—
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    INFANTILE MORTALITY DURING THE YEAR 1961 Deaths from stated Causes in Weeks and Months under 1 Year of Age.
    Cause of Death.Under 1 week.1—2 Weeks.2—3 Weeks.3—4 Weeks.Total under 1 Month.1—3 Months.3—6 Months.6—9 Months.9—12 Months.Total Deaths under One Year.
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    CASES OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE notified during the Year ended 31st December, 1961.
    Notifiable DiseaseCases Notified in Whole DistrictTotal Cases Notified in each LocalityNo. of Cases removed to Hospital from each Locality
    Age & Sex Group
    At all Ages0 to 11-22-33-44-55-1010-1515-2525-4545-6565 and overGreenwich EastGreenwich WestSt. NicholasCharlton and KidbrookeGreenwich EastGreenwich WestSt. NicholasCharlton and KidbrookeTotal
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    TOTAL CAUSES OF, AND AGES AT, DEATH during the year ended 31st December, 1961.
    Causes of Death.Deaths at Subjoined ages of "Residents" whether occurring within or without the DistrictDeaths at all Ages of "Residents" belonging to Localities, whether occurring in or beyond the DistrictDeaths of "Residents" in Public InstitutionsTotal Deaths whether of "Residents" or "Non-Residents" in Public Institutions in the District
    All AgesUnder 11 and under 22 and under 55 and under 1515 and under 2525 and under 4545 and under 6565 and under 7575 and upwardsGreenwich EastGreenwich WestSt. Nicholas, DeptfordCharlton and KidbrookeSt. Alfege's HospitalSeamen's HospitalMiller HospitalHerbert Military HospitalBrook HospitalOther InstitutionsOutside Institutions
    Under 4 mths.4 mths. and under 1 yr.