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Holborn 1960

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

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TABLE No. 4 Deaths of Infants under one year of age Causes of, and ages at, death Classification according to the short list of causes of death adopted by the Registrar General in Form S.D.25

Cause of DeathAGE
Under 1 Day.1 Dayto 1 Week.1-2 Weeks.2-3 Weeks.3-4 Weeks.Total Under 4 Weeks4 Weeks to 3 Months.3-6 Months.6-9 Months.9-12 Months.Total Under 1 Year
23. Broncho pneumonia22
31. Congenital malformations
External hydrocephalus1-1-1--2
Congenital heart disease1113216
32. Other defined and ill-defined diseases
Prematurity1122
Hypertrophy of suprarenals------1---1
Urinary infection------1---1
Fibrocystic disease of the pancreas-------1--1
Haemorrhage G.I. tract and anoxia11
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Examination of the infant deaths of 1960 shows that four deaths occurred in the first
week of life, one due to external hydrocephalus, one to congenital heart disease, and
two to prematurity.
Of the ten children dying between the age of one and three months, three had congenital
heart disease.
All but three of the sixteen infant deaths were caused by, or associated with prematurity
or severe congenital abnormality.
In the case of ten of the infants the home addresses were outside England and Wales.

TABLE No. 5 Deaths of Infants under one year of age for preceding 10 years Classification according to the short list of causes of death adopted by the Registrar General in Form S.D.25

Cause of Death19501951195219531954 195519561957195819591960
5. Whooping Cough---1-------
9. Other infective and parasitic diseases-----------
20. Other heart disease----------
23. Pneumonia2-------112
24. Bronchitis-1--------
27. Gastritis, enteritis and diarrhoea---1-------
31. Congenital malformations122215644108
32. Other defined and ill-defined diseases477-7265136
34. All other accidents11-
7101048713961416
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