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Dagenham 1952

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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No. on register 1st January, 19525244177577
During the year:—
New notifications7478710
New cases brought to notice by Registrars' Deaths Returns6211
Transfers into area13123
Transfers out of area212624
Removed from register as "Recovered"562989
No. on register 31st December, 19525214447176
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Notification of Births
1,885 notifications of Live births were received during the year.
This number includes 156 children who were born in Rush Green
Hospital but whose normal residence is not within the Borough.
23 male and 20 female stillbirths were notified, the corresponding
figures for registration being 23 and 22. The rate per 1,000 of
total population registered was 0.40, the rate for England and Wales
being 0.35.
Infant Mortality
45 infants under one year of age died during the year, giving
an infant mortality rate of 26.35 per 1,000 live births compared
with that of 27.6 for England and Wales and 23.8 for London.
The rate amongst legitimate children was 25.78 while for illegitimate
children it was 50.0.
Ophthalmia Neonatorum
Nine cases of this disease were notified: all made complete
There were 60 cases in which a medical aid notice was sent by
a midwife to a medical practitioner on account of some eye condition
occurring in a newly-born infant. All these cases were investigated
by the Medical Officer of Health and all were visited by a Health
Maternal Mortality
There were no maternal deaths assigned to this district during
the year under review.

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