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Barking 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Barking]

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Prematurity still remains a major factor in infant and neo-natal mortality and
Keel that much research is needed before we overcome this obstacle.

DEATHS

Causes ofDeath in 1961

Diseases of the Heart and Circulatory System249
Cancer and other Malignant Diseases185
Pneumonia, Bronchitis and other Respiratory Diseases(excluding T.B.)96
Diseases of the Brain and Nervous System82
Other Causes38
Infant deaths and Congenital Malformations21
Accidents, Poisonings and Violence17
Diseases of Stomach and Digestive System16
Tuberculosis and other Infectious diseases14
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Abortion1
Total719
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You will note that 'cancer' and 'heart disease' take precedence as the major
cause of death.
Crude Death Rate per 1,000 Estimated Population 9.946
Adjusted Death Rate (Comparability Factor 1.41) 14.02

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The following notifications were received during the year:-

Measles1,112
Tuberculosis:Respiratory32)40
Non-Respiratory 8)
Scarlet Fever32
Whooping Cough28
Pneumonia28
Food Poisoning21
Puerperal Pyrexia7
Dysentery6
Scabies6
Erysipelas3
Ophthalmia Neonatorum2
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Similar to 1960, is pleasing to note that not one single case of
fis was notified during the year.
CARE OF THE AGED
The care of the becoming more and more of a problem and health
visitors, other social workers, domestic helps, voluntary associations, etc. give
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