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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
Annual Report of the London County Council, 1912.
The death-rate in successive periods has been as follows:—
|Period.||Death-rate (All Causes) per 1,000 persons living.||Period.||Death-rate (All Causes) per 1,000 persons living.|
The death-rate in each year since 1840 in relation to the mean death-rate of the period
1841-1912 is shown in diagram (D)
The following table has been prepared for the purpose of comparing the death-rate of London with those of other English towns having populations which exceeded 200,000 persons at the census of 1911. The columns showing "death-rates corrected for age and sex distribution" have been obtained by multiplying the crude death-rates by the "factors for correction" published by the Registrar-General in the Annual Summary for 1912.
|Town.||Estimated Population (middle of 1912).||Crude death-rate per 1,000 persons living.||Death-rate per 1,000 persons living (corrected for age and sex distribution).||Comparative mortality figure.|
London had therefore (comparing the corrected death-rates) in the quinquennium 1907-11 a
lower death-rate than any of these towns except Bristol, Portsmouth, and Leicester, and was in ]912
lower than all except Bristol, and Portsmouth.
The following table enables comparison to be made of the crude death-rate of London with that of several foreign towns:—
|Greater London||13.6||12.3||St. Petersburg||24.8||21.9|
It will be seen from the foregoing table that in the quinquennium 1907-11 the London death-rate
was exceeded by the death-rates of Paris, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Vienna, and New
York, and in 1912 was, in addition, exceeded by that of Stockholm.
(a) See footnote (c) page 4.