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Wandsworth 1873

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Wandsworth District, The Board of Works (Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting & Wandsworth)]

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STATISTICS OF MORTALITY.

CLAPHAM. Population in 1871—27,347. Estimated Population in middle of year 1873— 28,799. Area in Acres—1,233. DISEASES And other Causes of DeathTotal Deaths from each Class of Disease, &c., in the Sub-District.SexAgeSocial Position
Males.Females.Under 1 year.From 1 to 5 years.From 5 to 10 years.Under 20 years, in-cludingall under lOyears.At 20, and under 40 years of age.At 40 and under 60 years of age.At 60 and under 80 years of age.80 years and upwards.Nobility and Gentry.Professional Class, Merchants, Bankers, &c.Middle & Trading Class, Shopmen, Clerks, &c.Industrial and Laboring Classes.
Classes:—
1. ZymoticSmall Pox..............................................
Measles115637111..................110
Scarlatina .2...2...2...2..................11
Diphtheria.312...1121...............12
Quinsy11......1...1..................1...
Croup312...213..................12
Whooping Cough146867114.....................14
Typhus, &c.1028...3261...3.........28
Erysipelas Metria,11..................1............1...
Childbirth3...3...............3............21
Carbuncle ..............................................
Influenza.............................................
Diarrhœa & Dysentery241212182...20...211...4416
Cholera \1...1...1...1.....................1
Totals of Zymotic Class.73294427266602641...41455
2. Tubercular*6136253711727107......41344
3. Of Brain, Nerves, &c.51282314642636151...42423
4. Of the Heart, &c.271017............4815......41013
5. Of Respiratory Organs9347462215341515293...62562
6. Of Digestive Organs134934...714...1......211
7. Of Urinary Organs .1082.........22321...253
8. Of Organs of Generation1...1..................1............1
9. Of Joints, Bones, &c.3122......2......1............3
10. Of Skin2...2......12..................11
11. Premature Birth, Low Vitality, Malformation, &c.452421423...45..................1134
12. Of Uncertain Seat .17125...7211213......3410
13 Age341024..................826...9916
14 Violence9541...132211...225
15. Not Specified36162032...631413...18918
Totals475230245117701822251699934146129299
* Of the 61 deaths from Tubercular disease 44 were due to Phthisis.
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