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]
Annual Report of the London County Council, 1912.
Diarrhœa and Enteritis.
The deaths at all ages from diarrhoea and enteritis in the administrative County of London
during 1912 (52 weeks) numbered 1,774, as compared with 6,162 in 1911. Of these, 1,190 occurred
during the first year of life, and 181 in the second year. In each quarter the deaths numbered 305,
314, 748 and 407 respectively.
In diagram V the death-rate from diarrhoea and enteritis among infants under two years of
age in each year since 1861 is shown in relation to the mean death-rate for the period 1862-1912.
The following table shows that the London death-rate in 1912 from diarrhoea and enteritis among infants under two years of age per 1,000 births was higher than the death-rate of any of the undermentioned large English towns, except Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent and Salford.
|Town.||Deaths.||Death-rate per 1,000 births.||Town.||Deaths.||Death-rate per 1,000 births.|
The deaths and death-rates from diarrhoea and enteritis among infants under two years of age for the year 1912 in each of the sanitary districts of London, are shown in the following table :—
|Metropolitan borough.||Deaths 1912 (52 weeks).||Death-rate 1912 per 1,000 births.|
|Westminster, City of||38||16.18|
|London, City of||4||21.62|