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Dagenham 1959

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]


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43 tables in this report

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    Of the deaths of local residents taking place outside this area, most occurred in institutions as follows:—
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    Causes of Death 1959under 1 yr.1 and under 5 yrs.5 and under 15 yrs.15 and under 25 yrs.25 and under 45 yrs.45 and under 65 yrs.65 and under 75 yrs.75 and overTotal
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    INFANT MORTALITY Details of deaths of children under one year of age registered during 1959 .
    under 1 wk.1—2 wks.2—3 wks.3—4 wks.Total under 4 wks4 wks. and under 3 mo.3 mo. and under 6 mo.6 mo. and under 9 mo.9 mo. and under 12 mo.Total deaths under 1 year
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    FACTORIES ACTS, 1937 AND 1948 Inspections
    Number on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers Prosecuted
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    Defects Found
    Number of defectsNumber of prosecutions instituted
    FoundRemediedReferred To H.M. InspectorReferred By H.M. Inspector
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    Particulars of Outbreak:—
    No. of OutbreaksNo. of CasesTotal No. of cases
    Family OutbreaksOther OutbreaksNotifiedOtherwise Ascertained
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    Single Cases:—
    No. of CasesTotal No. of cases
    NotifiedOtherwise Ascertained
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    Food and Drugs—Sampling
    ArticleNumber ExaminedNumber Adulterated, etc.
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    Food and Drugs—Sampling Cont'd
    ArticleNumber ExaminedNumber Adulterated, etc.
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    Adulterated Samples, etc.
    Serial No.ArticleFormal or InformalNature of Adulteration or IrregularityObservations
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    Adulterated Samples, etc. Cont'd
    Serial No.ArticleFormal or InformalNature of Adulteration or IrregularityObservations
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    Notifiable Diseases (Other than Tuberculosis)
    Under 1 yr.1—2—3—4—5—10—15—Over 25 yrsTotal
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    New CasesDeaths
    Primary NotificationsBrought to notice other than by Form A
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  • Page 33
    The following is the diary of talks given to local organisations during the year:—
    DateOrganisationSubject of TalkAudienceSpeaker
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    DateOrganisationSubject of TalkAudienceSpeaker
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    Infant Welfare Centres
    CentreSessions HeldTimes Sessions HeldAverage AttendancesAverage New Cases
  • Page 38
    Work of Health Visitors The following table shows the number of visits paid by the health visitors during the year:—
  • Page 39
    Below is a table showing the work of the County midwives, midwives residing at York House Training Home and Salvation Army midwives for the year 1959.
    County MidwivesMidwives Residing at York House Traing HomeSalvation Army Midwives
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    Ante-Natal Clinics
    CentreSessions HeldTimes Sessions HeldAverage AttendancesAverage New Cases
  • Page 40
    Live premature births occurring in the area:—
    31b.4oz. or less31b.5oz.— 41b.6oz.41b.7oz.— 41b.15oz.51b.Ooz.— 51b.8oz.TotalNo. Surviving one week
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    Day NurseryNumber of approved placesAverage Daily AttendanceAverage No. on RegisterTotal Attendances
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    An analysis of the hours of service rendered by the Domestic Help Service during 1959 is given in the following table. Figures for 1958 are included in brackets.
    Type of caseNumber of casesHours Help Provided
  • Page 48
    Two full-time and one part-time chiropodists were employed at the end of the year. Clinics are held at Ford Road and Ashton Gardens, Chadwell Heath, as follows:—
    Ford RoadAshton Gardens, Chadwell Heath
  • Page 48
    The following table indicates the work done during the year:—
    Children under 15 years of ageAdult MalesAdult Females
  • Page 49
    The following is a summary of work carried out from January 1st to December 31st, 1959:—
    Total of PatientsTotal of New PatientsTotal of Visits
  • Page 51
    During the year 1,497 persons were vaccinated or re-vaccinated by general practitioners and local health authority medical officers.
    Age at date of vaccination or re-vaccinationVaccinatedRe-vaccinated
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    1,328 children received immunising doses against whooping cough, including booster doses.
    PrimaryBoostersCombined Whooping Cough and Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Page 52
    The following is a summary of the work carried out during the year by medical officers and general practitioners. A total of 1,608 children received primary immunisation injections and a total of 1,784 received boosting doses.
    Age at final injectionPrimary immunisationChildren who received a boosting dose
  • Page 52
    The position at the end of the year in Dagenham regarding immunisation in relation to the child population is given in the following table which gives details of all children who had completed a course of immunisation at any time before that date:—
    Age at 31. 12. 59. i.e. born in yearUnder 1 yr. 19591—4 yrs. 1955—19585—9 yrs. 1950—195410—14 yrs. 1945—1949Under 15 yrs. Total
  • Page 53
    During the year a total of 13,603 primary injections (i.e. 2 doses) were given and 16,859 third injections.
    Immunisation 1959By Medical OfficersBy General PractitionersTotal
  • Page 57
    6,348 children were medically examined in the schools by school medical officers. Reference to the statistical table following will show in detail the number and type of defects discovered.
    Defect Code No.Defect or DiseasePeriodic InspectionsSpecial Inspection
    EntrantsLeaversOthersTotal (all groups)
  • Page 58
    Number of individual pupils found at periodic medical inspection to require treatment (excluding dental diseases and infestation with vermin).
    Age Groups Inspected (by year of birth) (1)For defective vision (excluding squint) (2)For any of the other conditions (3)Total Individual Pupils (4)
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    Age Groups Inspected (By year of birth)No. of pupils InspectedPhysical Condition of Pupils Inspected
    No.% of Col. 2No.% of Col. 2
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    Colour Vision Colour vision testing was continued at all school medical inspections on all pupils at or over the age of 11 years and the following table shows the number of defects found.
    Intermediate periodic medical inspectionsSchool leaving inspectionAt age 14 years
  • Page 60
    All new entrants to the County Council staff who are liable to come in contact with children or who handle food are required to have an x-ray of their chest. The following table shows the number of staff x-rayed during the year.
    Number X-rayedAt a Chest ClinicBy Mass Radiography
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    Other Treatment Given
    New Cases Treated
    By the AuthorityOtherwise
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    Diseases of the Skin (Excluding Uncleanliness)
    Number of new cases treated during the year
    By the AuthorityOtherwise
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    Dental Inspection and Treatment of School Children
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    Mother and Child Welfare Dental Treatment
    Expectant or Nursing MothersChildren under five years of age
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    N.B. These figures include 22 school children with dual handicaps and 10 pre-school ageBlindPartially SightedDeafPartially DeafDelicateDiabeticE.S.N.EpilepticMaladjustedPhysically HandicappedSpeech DefectTotal
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    A survey of school leavers has been made by the school nurses to find out how much more medical and social help is needed in each case, and whether or not they are still employed. A summary of this survey is given below:—
    DefectMaleFemaleWorking SatisfactorilyUnsatisfactory workNot WorkingNeed HelpSheltered EmploymentT raining