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Islington 1885

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington, Parish of St Mary]

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DEATHS.
The death-rate of Islington during the past year has been 16.7
per 1,000 of the population. There has been a total of 5,323 deaths
recorded in the Parish, of which 2,589 were males, and 2.734 females.
I have continued to adopt for statistical purposes the four Registration
Districts into which the Parish was recently divided, and both
the births and deaths have been tabulated in accordance with the new
arrangement.
Of the 5,323 total deaths registered in Islington, 1,745 occurred
in Upper Holloway, 1,714 in Islington South West, 1,014 in Islington
South East, and 850 in Highbury.
The actual number of deaths this year is rather more than the
total number of the previous year, but taking the increase of the
population into account, the death-rate of 16 7 per 1,000 is the lowest
to be found upon our Islington records. It is noteworthy that
this abnormally low death-rate again occurs in conjunction with an
abnormally low birth-rate.

MORTALITY AT DIFFERENT AGES.

In the following table I have arranged according to age the deaths that have taken place in Islington from the year 1881 to 1885, in elusive:—

1881.1882.1883.1884.1885.
Under 1 year old1,4001,4031,3121,5061,387
From 1 to 2 years480488512494525
„ 2 to 3 „218243213201240
3 to 4„117132111131127
„ 4 to 5 „94118918898
„ 5 to 10 „148188168168177
„ 10 to 15 „5965686059
„ 15 to 20 „8289828573
„ 20 to 40 „645569572579540
„ 40 to 60 „742765774780817
„ 60 to 80 „9139879999161,020
„ 80 and upwards218217238221260
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