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]
|Married women. Deaths excluding abortion per 1,000 registered legitimate births.||All women. Deaths per 1,000 total births registered.|
Figures for later years have not yet been published, but the above rates show
that between 1928 and 1932 the maternal mortality.rate among married women
whose pregnancy terminated in still.birth or live.birth decreased from 3.76 to 3.41,
or by .35, while the corresponding decrease in the maternal mortality.rate as usually
calculated was .21; the trend of the two sets of figures in the five years gives a
decrease of 10.4 per cent. and 5.9 per cent., respectively.
There were 109 notifications of levers of the enteric group in London in 1934
(52 weeks) compared with 164 in 1933. The deaths in the calendar year numbered
15 as against 25 in 1933. The remarkable decrease in the mortality from enteric
fever during the present century will be seen from the figures in the table on page 31.
The seasonal incidence, as shown by the notifications (uncorrected for errors of diagnosis) received in successive four.weekly periods during the year was as follows
The deaths from influenza during 1934 numbered 543, compared with 2,234
The deaths in London from rheumatic fever in 1934 numbered 145, of which
71 were among children under 15 years of age. The corresponding figures in
1933 were. 151 and 78 respectively.
There were 7,276 deaths from cancer in 1934, as against 7,093 in 1933. The
death.rate per thousand was 1.72. There was an increase of 12 in the deaths among
males and of 171 among females compared with the previous year.
The deaths from pulmonary tuberculosis in London during 1934 numbered
3,227, giving a death.rate of .76 per thousand living. This is the lowest death.rate
from pulmonary tuberculosis ever recorded in London, the corresponding figures
for 1933 being 3,530 and .82 respectively, and 3,564 and .82 for 1932. There were
455 deaths from other forms of tuberculosis in 1934 as against 466 in 1933 and 522
in 1932. the death.rates being .11, .11 and .12, respectively.
The annual death.rates from pulmonary and non.pulmonary tuberculosis in recent years are shown in the subjoined table:—
|Period.||Pulmonary tuberculosis death.rates.||Non.pulmonary tuberculosis death.rates.|