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]
|Metropolitan borough.||Notified Cases, 1913 (52 weeks).||Case-rate per 1,000 persons living.||Deaths, 1912 (52 weeks).||Death-rate per 1,000 persons living.|
It will be seen from the foregoing table that in the period 1907-11 the diphtheria death-rate
was highest in Fulham and Poplar (0.20) and lowest in Stoke Newington (0.06); in the year 1912,
Hampstead (0.20) had the highest death-rate, and Paddington and Kensington (0.04) the lowest. The
diphtheria death-rates in London in each of the four quarters of the year 1912 were as follows: first
quarter, 0.12; second quarter, 0.09 third quarter, 0.09; and fourth quarter, 0.10.
To enable the variations in diphtheria prevalence in the several sanitary districts to be more
clearly appreciated, the following table has been prepared. This table shows the comparative case-rates
of each district in each of the years 1891-1912 inclusive, i.e., the case-rates of each district are shown
in relation to the London case-rate of the same year, the London rate being taken as 100.
|Metropolitan borough.||Diphtheria.—Comparative case-rate (London case-rate taken as 100).|