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Islington 1953

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

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Whooping Cough. Whooping Cough in 1953 showed a substantial increase, at 1,188 notifications, as compared with 564 for 1952. The distribution of whooping cough cases according to their ages was as follows:—

Under 1 year1—5 years5 years and upwards
No. of Notifications in 1953128618442
Percentage of total notifications10.852.037.2
No. of Deaths11
Fatality Rates (per thousand)7.81.62
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Fatality Rates per 1,000
notifications each age group Percentage of notifications
(1944—1953) (1944—1953)
Under 1 1—5 5 & upwards Under 1 1—5 5 & upwards
Measles 6.17 0.54 — 5.2 59.0 35.8
Whooping
Cough 38.9 2.31 — 13.1 59.3 27.6


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