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Barking 1905

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Barking]

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The question of dealing systematically with the disease is now under the consideration of the Public Health Committee. Hitherto no action of any kind has been taken in the way of prevention. I append a list shewing the progress of the disease in the disrict during the past 10 vears.

No. of deaths.Death rate per 1,000.
1897201.0
189811.5
189916.7
1900241.1
1901221.0
190221.9
190323.92
190426.98
190522.78
Cancer.
No of cases.Death rate per 1,000.
190513.46
190410.37
190312.48
190213.55
190111.50
190012.55
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Measles.
Fourteen deaths have been recorded during the year. All
occurred under 5 years of age, and 5 under 1 year. The average
death-rate per 1,000 of the estimated population for the 10 years
1896-1905 amounts to .5. No schools were closed during the year
on account of this disease. The death-rate for the year 1905 was .5
per 1,000.
Whooping Cough.
Four deaths only took place during the year from this disease
against 17 last year. The death rate per 1,000 of the estimated
population was .14.


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