London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Holborn 1960

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

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Death Rate of Infants under One Year of Age

No.HolbornLondonEngland and Wales
All infants16Rate per 1,000 live births77.2921.621.7
Legitimate infants12Rate per 1,000 legitimate live births67.04--
Illegitimate infants4Rate per 1,000 illegitimate live births142.9--
Neo-natal deaths (first four weeks)6Rate per 1,000 live births28.98
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Three of the four deaths of illegitimate infants were due to prematurity or severe
congenital abnormality.

Rates for preceding 10 years:—

YearAll infants per 1,000 live birthsLegitimate per 1,000 legitimate live birthsIllegitimate per 1,000 illegitimate live births
195023.320.034.8
195135.230.883.3
195234.126.990.9
195314.616.7-
195431.834.6-
195527.732.7-
195649.147.460.6
195735.935.440.0
195827.531.1
195965.170.732.3
196077.367.0142.9
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Deaths from Puerperal Causes
(i.e., deaths classed by the Registrar-General to pregnancy or childbirth).
No deaths from puerperal causes have been registered since 1953.


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