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Greenwich 1962

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


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    AgeNoApprox % of Total Population
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    LegitimateIllegitimateTotalBirth Rate (Crude) 15.95
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    DEATHS—All Causes
    Male Female TotalDeath Rate (Crude) 11.42
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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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    DEATHS IN INSTITUTIONS The following table compares the average number of deaths of Greenwich residents in Public Institutions during the previous ten years with those of the current year: —
    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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    No. in Short List.Causes 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 in the age group 0-5 years show an even more striking comparison; in 1901 the deaths in this group amounted to 374% whilst the figure for the current year is 49%
    Age Group1901191119211931195119611962
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    The following table shows the comparative Infantile Mortality Rates for the quinquennial periods since 1931, together with the Rate for 1962:—
    DistrictAverage for Quinquennial PeriodsYear 1962
    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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    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
    QuarterSessions0-1 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)
    1st Attendances
    QuarterThis YearSince ConfinementTotal Attendances
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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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    8. Home Help Service (a) Analysis of Cases, etc.
    CasesHome Helps
    MaternityTuberculosisChronic Sick, Aged & InfirmOthersTotalNo. Part TimeWhole Time Equivalent
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    CHEST CLINICS (by appointment only)
    Maze Hill, S.E.10DAYA.M.P.M.
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    Tunnel AvenueWednesday9 - 12 (School Children)
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    WOMEN'S SPECIAL CLINIC (Family Planning Association)
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    Inspections for purposes of provisions as to health.
    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten 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
    To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
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    Particulars in connection with the Greenwich No. 4 and No. 5 Smoke Control Orders, 1962, are given in the following table and the accompanying plans indicate the areas concerned.
    ParticularsSmoke Control Area
    No. 4No. 5
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    sulphur dioxide as calculated on readings taken at the Council's station during 1962 :— Daily Mean Concentration of Smoke and Sulphur Dioxide
    MonthTown HallTown Hall
    Smoke Mu/m3Sulphur Dioxide Mu/m3
    Daily ValueDaily Value
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    defects which the landlord has undertaken to remedy, resulted in the issue of Certificates (Form "P") as follows :—
    ApplicationsBy whom made Form 'P' Certificates issued in respect of:-
    Defects Remedied Defect not/not wholly Remedied
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    The following report was submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, for the year ended 31st December, 1962::-
    Non—Agricultural(5) Agricultural
    (1) Local Authority(2) Dwelling Houses (Inc. Council Houses)(3) All Other (including Business Premises)<4) Total of Cols. (1). (2) & (3)
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    A summary of Bacteriological Samples taken during the year, with the results of the examinations, is given in the following table, particulars of which were communicated to the Adoptive Acts Committee and the Baths Superintendent at the time of receipt of I the Reports :—
    Sample No.Date & TimeNature & TemperatureNo. of BathersPlate Count per ml. Yeastral Agar 24 hours 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.'sLava— tory basins
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    Free hand—washing facilities, introduced in the interests of Public Health during 1951, were continued with marked success during the year and the following table gives an indication of the growing use made of these facilities :—
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    following is a list of the treatments which were carried out in connection therewith :—
    ComplaintsFoundon SurveyTreatmentsRoomsExternal Areas
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    It can be seen by the figures in the following table that there has been a definite decline since 1946 in the number of families found to be living in overcrowded conditions in the Borough:-
    YearNo. of cases of overcrowding reported
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    New Housing Accommodation.—The following table lists the new dwellings erected in the Borough during 1962 :—
    Type of DwellingG.B.c.L.c.c.PrivateTotal
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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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    Food Rejected.—The following table is a summary of unsound food voluntarily surrendered during the year under the provisions of the Public Health (London) Act, 1936, Section 180(8) most of which was processed and used for animal feeding :—
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    The following foods were rejected at the wharves :—
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    Dried Egg Albumen and Other Imported Egg Products.— (Conditional Releases.)—Importations of Dried Egg Albumen and other Egg Products continued during the year with the following results: —
    Country of OriginQuantity ImportedContainers SampledNo. of Positives
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    Country of OriginQuantity ImportedContainers SampledNo. of Positives
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    Incidence of Salmonella
    Organism FoundSamples
    Dried Egg AlbumenDried Whole EggFrozen Whole Egg
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    During the year 45 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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    Number and Description of Samples Submitted for Analysis under the above Act during the year 1962 (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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    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, 1962, 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, 1962, to the 31st December, 1962.
    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.
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    Summary of Surveys Carried Out in the Borough from 1st January to 31st December, 1962.
    PART I.—General AnalysisMenWomenTotal
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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, 1962
    Diseases, etc.Premises EnteredRoomsBedsMattressesBolstersPillowsSheetsBlanketsEiderdownsCushionsQuiltsOdd ArticlesWearing ApparelRugs and MatsCoversTotal No. of Articles Disinfected
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    TOTAL CAUSES OF, AND AGES AT, DEATH during the year ended 31st December, 1962.
    No. in Short ListCauses 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 53.and under 1515 and under 2525 and under 4545 and under 6S65 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.
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    INFANTILE MORTALITY DURING THE YEAR 1962 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, 1962.
    Notifiable DiseaseCases Notified in Whole District Age & Sex GroupTotal Cases Notified in each LocalityNo. of Cases removed to Hospital from each Locality
    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