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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.

STREATHAM, including TOOTING & BALHAM. Population in 1871—14,475. Estimated Population middle of 1873-15,456 Area in Statute Acres-3,465. 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, including all under 10 years.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.............................................
Measles321...3...3.....................3
Scarlatina1...1......11..................1...
Diphtheria.............................................
Quinsy.............................................
Croup33......3...3..................12
Whooping Cough84471...8...1............35
Typhus and other Fevers7344...16..................25
Erysipelas.............................................
Metria, Childbirth3...3.........3..................12
Carbuncle.............................................
Influenza.............................................
Diarrhæa & Choleraic Disease107373...10..................55
Totals of Zymotic Class3519161810234...1............1322
2. Tubercular*35112453...11159......211319
3. Of Brain, Nerves, &c.281414113116...381...3169
4. Of the Heart, &c.23914...1...121181111011
5. Of Respiratory Organs49202914712216164131827
6. Of Digestive Organs1248............25411...38
7. Of Urinary Organs .651...............141......51
8. Of Organs of Gene ration3...3...............21.........21
9. Of Joints, Bones, &c..............................................
10. Of Skin11...1......1........................
11. Premature Birth, Low Vitality, Malformation, &c.169716......16..................313
12. Of Uncertain Seat624.........1...14.........42
13. Age17413..................891...105
14. Violence51411...3...11.........32
15. Not Specified4...41......12...1.........4...
Totals24099141672541062231551768104122
* Of the Tubercular class of Diseases, 14 deaths appear to have resulted from Phthisis. F
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