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Dagenham 1952

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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STATISTICS AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF
THE AREA
Area (in acres) 6,556
Registrar-General's estimate of resident population, 1952 113,200
Population Census, 1951 114,588
Number of inhabited houses (end of 1952) according to
Rate Books 29,169
Rateable value (December 31st, 1952) £680,946
Sum represented by a penny rate (approximate 1952-53) £2,763

Extracts from Vital Statistics for the Year.

Live Births:—

TotalMaleFemale
Legitimate1,668845823Crude birth rate per 1,000 of the estimated resident population, 15.09.
Illegitimate401723
Stillbirths:— Legitimate422220Rate per 1,000 total (live and still) births, 25.67.
Illegitimate312
Deaths826475351Crude death rate per 1,000 of the estimated resident population, 7.30.
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Deaths from pregnancy, childbirth, abortion:—

Deaths.Rate per 1,000 total (live and still) births.
NilNil
Death rate of infants under one year of age:—
All infants per 1,000 live births26.35
Legitimate infants per 1,000 legitimate live births25.78
Illegitimate infants per 1,000 illegitimate live births50.00
Deaths from Cancer (all ages)168
„ „ Measles (all ages)Nil
„ „ Whooping Cough (all ages)Nil
„ „ Gastritis, Enteritis and Diarrhoea (all ages)7
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