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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
Report of the County Medical Officer—General.
As regards Stepney 26 per cent. of notified cases excluding children were insured, though the
proportion of insured persons in the whole population is estimated to be 33 per cent. From the reports
relating to Southwark and Bethnal Green the following data are obtained:—
Males. Females, All persons.
Insured 48.5 per cent. 23.1 per cent. 38.7 per cent.
Uncertain 12.0 per cent. 8.1 per cent. 10.5 per cent.
Uninsured 39.5 per cent. 68.8 per cent. 50.8 per cent.
Reference to the action taken by the London County Council during 1912 with regard to
securing treatment for persons in London suffering from tuberculosis will be found in the administrative
section of this report under the heading National Insurance Act, 1911, page 78.
The deaths from cancer, fully corrected for institutions, in the Administrative County of
London during 1912 (52 weeks), numbered 5,007. as compared with 4,746 for the 52 weeks of 1911.
The death-rates from this disease in successive periods have been as follows:-
|Period.||Death-rate per 1,000 persons living.||Period.||Death-rate per 1,000 persons living.|
For the purpose of enabling the incidence of cancer on the several populations of the sanitary
districts to be more precisely stated, factors have been calculated for correcting the death-rates, as far
as possible, for differences in the age and sex constitution of the several populations concerned.
|Metropolitan borough.||Factor for correction for age and sex distribution.||Crude death-rate per 1,000 persons living.||Corrected death-rate per 1,000 persons living.||Comparative mortality figure (Londoa 1,000).|
|Westminster, City of||0.8484||1.17||1.44||0.99||1.22||1,002||1,109|
|London, City of||0.78S3||1.23||1.71||0.97||1.35||976||1,227|
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(a) See footnote (c), page 4.
(b) The deaths upon which these rates are calculated, so far as the years 1911 and 1912 are concerned, are the
deaths in England and Wales which have been allocated by the Registrar-General to London. Prior to 1911, the
correction was limited to the Greater London area. The effect of this correction is, however, small, and results, as
might be anticipated, in a slight increase of the death-rate, as will be seen on comparison with the rate shown in
the preceding table, in which the less fully corrected rate is retained in order to ensure, as far as possible, comparability
with years previous to 1911.
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