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Lewisham 1962

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


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    Comparative statistics for the year 1962 Table 1
    Birth rateDeath rate (per 1,000 population) (adjusted)Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 livebirths)
    Live births (adjusted)Still births
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    Causes of death at different periods of life during the year 1962 The following table shows the causes of and age at death during the calender year 1962:- Table 2
    Code No.Causes of deathNett deaths at the subjoined ages of "residents" whether occurring within or without the borough
    MALESTotal persons (i.e.,) incl. table opp. (b [Oil tin *
    All agesUnder 1 yr.1 and under 55 and under 1515 and under 2525 and under 4545 and under 6565 and under 7575 and over
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    Causes of death at different periods of life during the year 1962 The following table shows the causes of and age at death during the calender year 1962:- Table 2
    Code No.Causes of deathNett deaths at the subjoined ages of " residents " whether occurring within or without the borough
    FEMALESTotal persons (i.e., incl. table opp.)
    All agesUnder 1 yr.1 and under 55 and under 1515 and under 2525 and under 4545 and under 6565 and under 7575 and over
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    Deaths under 1 year of age Table 3
    Cause of deathSexUnder 1 day1-6 days1 week2 weeks3 weeksTotal under 4wks.1-2 mths.3-5 mths.6-8 mths.9-11 mths.Total 1-11 mths.Total under 1 yr.
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    The social class, related to cause of death, was as follows :— Table 4
    Code No.Cause of deathMaleFemale
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    Table 5 Grouped deaths in social class
    Code Nos.GroupMaleFemale
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    Table 6
    Social classificationTotalNot classifiable
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    Table 7 Morbidity shown in insurance certificates
    Weekly average for period ending"Lewisham & Downham"Weekly average for period ending"Lewisham & Downham"
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    Table 8 Heart and circulation mortality
    YearDeaths fromTotal heart and circulation (all ages)Age group 45-65Total deaths in boroughPercentage
    Coronary diseasesOther heart diseases*Other circulatory diseasesiTotalCoronary diseases(e) of (h)(f) of (h)(g) of (h)
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    Lung cancer Table 9
    All cancer deathsLung cancer deaths(c)as 0/ of(b)All cancer deathsLung cancer deaths(f)as % of(e)
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    The figures are the annual death rates per million children living in this country.
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    General statistics from 1901 Table 10
    YearPopulationDeath rate 0% dying under age 45% dying under age 65Birth rate*Premature birth rateMaternal death rateStillbirth rateNeonatal death rate**One month to one year death rate (12)-(10) **Infant mortality rate**Reproductive wastage rate (9)+(12)Pulmonary tuberculosisTuberculosis (all forms)
    Notif. roteffDeath roteff% notif. rate under 15
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    Table 10 —continued
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    Details of the work carried out during the year are as follows :—
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    Treatments for verminous conditions and for scabies were as follow: — Verminous conditions Table 12
    1st Cleansing2nd Cleansing3rd Cleansing4th Cleansing
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    Scabies Table 12—continued
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    Statistics are as under:— Table 13
    MonthBodies received from InstitutionsOthersPost-mortem examinationsInquests held
    Lewisham residentsOthers
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    Table 14
    LocationBase points
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    Table 15
    Type of property
    Local authorityDwelling houses (including council houses)All other (including business premises)TotalAgricultural
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    Table 16
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    Table 17
    BathTestsVariation of chlorine (p.p.m.)
    Chlorine8 act.
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    Table 18
    Description of the sampleAmmonia nitrogenAlbuminoid nitrogenOxidised nitrogen (nitrate)Chlorides as CI.Oxygen abs. from permanganate (4 hrs. at 27°C)Hardness (total)Hardness (non-carbonate)pH valueElectrical Conductivity (micromhos)
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    (b) BACTERIOLOGICAL Table 19
    Plate counts (average per ml.) Colonies counted on agar 37°C.Coliform countPlate counts (average per ml.) Colonies counted on agar 37°C.Coliform count
    Percentage samples neg. 100 ml.Percentage samples neg. 100 ml.
    (20-24 hrs.)22°C. (3 days)ColiformE. Coli(20-24 hrs.)22°C. (3 days)ColiformE. Coli
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    Table 20
    AccidentsQuarter of yearTotal
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    During 1962 two more areas were made the subject ot bmoke Control Orders and particulars with regard to these are as follows:—
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    Table 21
    Area No. and nameNo. of dwellingsDate of operationRemarks
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    Atmospheric Condition in 1962 Table 22
    JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberAverage or actual (as applic.)
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    Activities at the Saville increased during the year and at the end of the year the following was the timetable of activities as far as old people were concerned, this being in addition to the work at the meals-on-wheels kitchen which is administered by the Lewisham Old People's Welfare Association and which during the year produced 20,338 meals, 9,820 of which were taken up by the luncheon club at the Saville itself.
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    Table 23
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    SANITARY CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE AREA The following table gives a summary of the inspections, etc., carried out by the public health inspectors during the year Table 24
    Reason for inspectionWestNorthSouthTotal
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    Summary of notices served Table 25
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    Repairs carried out Table 26
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    Inspections Table 27
    PremisesNumber on registerNumber of
    InspectionsWritten noticesOccupiers prosecuted
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    Cases in which defects were found Table 28
    DefectsFoundRemediedReferredProsecutions instituted
    To HM InspectorBy HM Inspector
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    Table 29
    PropertiesDwellings involvedPresent position
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    Closing Orders in respect of part of house Table 30
    PropertiesPart of housePresent position
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    A —HOUSES DEMOLISHED Clearance areas (Housing Act, 1957)HousesDisplaced
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    Rent Act 1957 The following table shows the applications for certificates of disrepair dealt with during the year 1962, and for the whole period.
    Table 3219621957-62
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    Table 33
    PeriodSamplesAverage composition of samples examined Percentage of
    Milk fatSolids not fatWater
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    Table 34
    PeriodSamplesAverage percentage composition
    FatMilk solids-not fatWater
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    Table 35
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    Samples analysed Table 36
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    Non-genuine samples Table 37
    ArticleFormal or informalAdulteration or irregularityAction taken or result of proceedings
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    Table 37— continued
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    Table 37— continued
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    Totals for the year are shown in the table:— Table 38
    Country of originTonnage importedAmount unfit and remarks
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    Number of Notified Cases (corrected for revised diagnosis) during the year 1962 with comparative figures for the previous six years. Table 39
    DiseasesCases notified
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    Notifications of infectious diseases in 1962 showing sex and age groups Table 40
    DiseasesUnder 11-3-5-10-15-25-45-65 4-Total
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    Analysis of certain diseases in table 40 into divisional areas— Table 41
    DiseaseDiv. areasUnder 11-3-5-10-15-25-45-65-Total
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    Table 42
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    Table 43
    Age periodsNew cases notifiedDeaths
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    Analysis of new cases of tuberculosis into divisional areas :— Table 44
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    Summary of statistics as to tuberculosis for the last ten years Table 45
    YearPopulationNew cases notified (all forms) (excluding inward transfers)Notif. rate per 100,000 pop.DeathsDeath rate from resp. tuberculosis per 100,000 pop.
    All formsRespiratoryLewishamCounty of London
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    Tuberculosis — environmental conditions Case papers showing the environmental conditions of new patients attending the Lewisham Chest Clinic in 1962 have been analysed in 146 cases with the following results :— Table 46
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    (1) Food poisoning cases Table 47
    Notifications (corrected)Cases otherwise ascertainedSymptomless excretersFatal cases
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    (2) Single cases
    NotifiedOtherwise ascertainedTotal cases
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    Table 48
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    I am indebted to the Divisional Medical Officer of the London County Council for the information on which the following table is based:— Immunisation against diphtheria ; whooping cough ; smallpox; poliomyelitis Table 49
    Age at December 31, 1962Under12345-910-14Total under 15
    In in year19621961I960195919581953-571948-52
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    APPENDIX B Legal Proceedings, 1962 The following are details of legal proceedings during the year:—
    Nature of summonsNo.Total finesTotal costsRemarks
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    The persons per room varied from 0.60 (Culverley) to 0.87 (Bellingham) and the percentage of persons living more than 1½ per room varied from 2.0 (St. Andrew's) to 9-9 (Grove Park), the average for the whole borough being 5 .9 (8 . 3). Details follow:
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    Ages and marital condition These statistics are grouped into five-year periods and are as overleaf:
    Age last birth-dayPersonsMaleFemale
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    With regard to persons under the age of 21, there were 32,678 (31,533) males and 32,466 (32,288) females in Lewisham. The distribution in the various ages was as follows:
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    Dwellings, rooms and households In Lewisham there were 65,046 structurally separate dwellings occupied and 884 additional ones vacant making 65,930 (59,336) structurally separate dwellings in all, including three caravans. The 65,930 structurally separate dwellings housed 73,935 private households numbering 217, 625 persons in 315,512 rooms as follows :
    Households occupying the following rooms (1)Total private households therein (2)No. of households sharing dwelling (3)Col. 3 Households without exclusive use of both stove and sink (4)
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    Dwellings by tenure Of the total of 73,421 "household spaces" the distribution was as follows:
    Lew.All Lond.
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    Of the 72,922 occupying households (of the total 73,935 households) the distribution of private households by numbers of persons per room was as under :
    Persons per roomNumbersPercentagesThose sharing (numbers)Those sharing and not having exclusive use of both stove and sink (numbers)