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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Strand District, London]
ON THE SANITARY CONDITION OF
From these Tables and from Table VI. it may be seen that
539 deaths occurred in the District; 236 of these were of persons
who did not belong thereto, and 220 persons belonging to the
District died outside its bounds. 162 inhabitants of the District
died in Poor Law Institutions, 14 in Lunatic Asylums, 4 in
Fever Hospitals and 84 in General and Special Hospitals; thus
50.4 per cent, of the deaths of residents occurred in Public
Institutions (40.8 in St. Anne, 57.2 in Strand Sub.District);
28.9 per cent, of the deaths in all London were under similar
Deaths in the Strand District, 1898. Showing Locality at time
|Registration Sub.District.||Sub. Districts.||Workhouses and Infirmaries.||General and Special Hospitals.||Fever Hospitals.||Lunatic Asylums.||Totals.|
|Males.||Females.||Males.||Females.||Males,||Females.||Males.||Females.||Males.||Females.||Males||Females.||Males and Females.|
Males died at the rate of 21.7 per 1,000; Females at the
rate of 21.3 per 1,000.
Deaths under One year of age.—86 infants died in 1898 ; the
average number in the preceding four years being 100.
Of the 86 infantile deaths, 18 were those of children who died
soon after birth from debility, malformations, &c. The distribution
of such deaths and the causes thereof are set out in Table VII.
Thirteen of these infants were illegitimate.