Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
The death rates of this disease per 1,000 living in the Registration County of London in successive periods have been as follows—
The death rates (2) in the several groups of districts since 1893 have been as follows—
The following table shows the number of deaths and the death rate per 1,000 living in 1900 (52 weeks) in the several sanitary districts of London—
|Sanitary district.||Deaths, 1900.||Rate per 1,000 living.||Sanitary district.||Deaths, 1899.||Rate per 1,000 living.|
|St. George, Hanover-sq.||110||1.43||Poplar||305||1.81|
|Westminster||124||2.38||St. Saviour, Southwark||74||3.15|
|St. James||35||1.61||St. George, Southwark||221||3.65|
|London, City of||67||2.45||Plumstead||96||1.44|
In the distribution of phthisis mortality throughout the year 1900 the central group
of districts had the) highest death-rate (2.90) and the western group the lowest (1.50).
Of the several sanitary districts, St. George, Southwark, had the highest death-rate (3'65)
and Hampstead and Lee the lowest (0'85). During each of the four quarters of the year the
central group of districts had the highest death-rate. The northern group of districts had
the lowest death-rate during the fourth quarter of the year and the western group during the
first, second and third quarters.
The following table shows the number of deaths from phthisis at several age periods in
each of the sanitary districts of the administrative county. For the purposes of this table
deaths occurring in public institutions belonging to London have been distributed to the
sanitary areas in which the deceased had previously resided. (See footnote (1), page 5).
1 See footnote (2), page 5. 2 See footnote (1), page 5.