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Erith 1913

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Erith]


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  • Page 6
    The following table is taken from Vol. VI of the Census Returns for 1911, and shows the number of buildings in the District, kind of building, and the number of inhabitants:—
    Buildings used as Dwellings.Vessels, Vagrants, Sheds, &c.Separate Flats included in Col, 5.Buildings not used as Dwellings.
    Total. (cols. 4-11)Ordinary Dwelling Houses.Blocks of Flats.Shops.Hotels. Inns & Public HousesOffices, workps fact'r's &c.Institutions.Others.Kind of BuildingNo.
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    Table showing number of persons enumerated at. each year of age up to 20, and in quinquennial groups, at Census of 1911: —
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    Table showing condition as to marriage of the population of the District at the Census in 1911:—
    Persons.Males.Females.Females 15-45 yrs.
  • Page 11
    The following tables have been prepared by the Inspector of Nuisances, and summarise the matters dealt with during the year:— Inspections made during the year.
  • Page 12
    Nuisances. Showing the number and nature of the nuisances dealt with during the year by notices served under the Public Health Acts:—
    Defective and choked drains135
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    Complaints. 162 complaints were received during the year, as compared with 131 in the previous year. Each complaint was investigated, and the list shows the nature of the nuisances found:—
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    A Table is attached showing number and description of samples taken during 1913.
    Article.No. of Samples taken.Genuine.Doubtful.Adulterated.Cautioned.Convicted.Remarks.
  • Page 20
    Nineteen houses were represented by me as unfit for human habitation, and Closing Orders were made in 14 cases.
    Houses Represented.Whether C. O. made or not.Result.
  • Page 24
    Table showing the number of patients treated during the year.
    Scarlet Fever.DiphtheriaTotal.
  • Page 25
    Table showing comparative returns of admissions during the past 10 years.
  • Page 25
    Table showing period of detention in the Sanatorium of the cases under treatment there during 1913.
    Disease.Number of Patients.Total Number of days in Hospital.Average stay per patient.
  • Page 27
    Comparative returns of Infectious Disease notified during the past 10 years :—
  • Page 29
    Table showing the number of cases of Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria which have occurred in any particular school in 1913.
    School.Scarlet Fever.Diphtheria.
  • Page 32
    On Page 33 is a table showing the deaths from Tuberculosis daring 1911, 1912, and 1913, classified according to sex, age, and organ affected.
    Tuberculosis.MALES.FEMALES.Total M. & F. all Ages.
    0-11-22—55-1515—2525—4545-65Ov. 65Total all Ages.0—11—22—55—1515—2525—4545—65Ov. 65Total all Ages.
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    1911.MALES.FEMALES.Total M. &F. all Ages.
    0—11—22—55—1515—2525—4545—65Ov. 65Total all Ages.0—11—22—56—1515—2525—4545—65Ov. 65Total all Ages.
  • Page 37
    For purposes of comparison, I give below the provisional figures for England and Wales for 1913, showing birth rates, death rates, and infantile mortality:—
    Annual Kate per 1000 livingDeaths under one year to 1000 births.
  • Page 38
    Table showing ages and groups of ages at which deaths have occurred, compared with the previous year:—
    Year.All Ages.Under 1 year.1 and under 2 yrs.2 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 yrs. and over.
  • Page 39
    The causes of death were as shown in the following table: —
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    Deaths registered during each month:—
  • Page 40
    The following table shows the deaths from Cancer classified according to age, sex, and the organs affected:
    Organ affected by Cancer, &c.MALES-FEMALES.Total M. & F. all Ages.
    0—11—22—55—1515—2525—4545—65Ov. 65Total all Ages.0-11—22—55—1515—2525—4545—65 'Ov. 65Total all Ages.
  • Page 42
    Table I.—Vital Statistics of Whole District during 1913 and previous years.
    Year.Population estimated to middle of each year.Births.Ttl. Deaths registrd. inTransferable Deaths'.Nett Deaths belonging to the District.
    Uncorrected Number.Nett.Number.Rate.of Non-residents registered in the District.of Resid'ts not registered in the District-.Under 1 year of age.At all Ages.
    No.Rate per 1000 nett Births.No.Rate
  • Page 43
    Table II.—Cases of Infectious Disease notified during the Year 1913.
    Notifiable Disease.Number of cases notified.Total cases removed to Hospital.
    At all Ages.At Ages—Years.
    Under 11 and under 5 years.5 and under 15 yrs.15 and under 25 yrs.25 and under 45 yrs..45 and under 65 yrs.65 and upwards.
  • Page 44
    Table III.—Causes of, and Ages at Death during the year 1913.
    Causes of Death.Nett Deaths at the subjoined ages of "Residents" whether occurring within or without the district.Total deaths whether of "residents" or "non-residents" in Institutions in the District.
    All ages.Under 1 year.1 and under 2 years.2 and under 5 years.5 and under 15 yrs.15 and under 25 yrs.25 and under 45 yrs.45 and under 65 yrs,65 and upwards.
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    Table IV.—Infantile Mortality during the Year 1913. Nett Deaths from stated causes at various ages under 1 year of age.
    Causes of Death.Under 1 week.1-2 weeks.2-3 weeks.3-4 weeks.Total under 4 weeks.4 wks. & under 3 months.3-6 months.6-9 months.9-12 months.Total Deaths under 1 year.
  • Page 46
    1.—Inspection of Factories, Workshops and Workplaces (including inspections made by Sanitary Inspectors or Inspectors of Nuisances).
    Premises.Number of
    InspectionsWritten Notes.Prosecutions.
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    2.—Defects found in Factories, Workshops and Workplaces.
    Particulars.Number of Defects.Number of Prosecu- tions.
    Found.Remedied.Referred to H.M. Inspectors.
  • Page 47
    4.—Registered Workshops.
    Workshops on the Register at the end of the Year.Number.
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    5.—Other Matters.
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    6. —Outworkers. Lists received from other Local Authorities, and not from Employers within the Urban District of Erith.
  • Page 48
    Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909. Summary of Work done under the Housing (Inspection of District) Regulations, 1910, for period January 1st to December 31st, 1913.
    Street.No. of Houses Inspected.Defects found inNo. of Preliminary Notices served.Result of Notes.
    Water Supply.Closet Accom'dtn.Drainage.Ventilation.Cleanliness.Condition of Yard.Dampness.Disposal of Refuse.Other Matters.Work done.Work in hand.Work not done.
  • Page 52
    (3) The Number of Children Inspected.
    No. of Inspections.Age at Inspection.Boys.Girls.Total.
  • Page 52
    (4) Directions for Treatment were given in respect of 729 Children, viz., 361 Boys and 368 Girls.
    Recommended for Treatment.Entrants.Age 8.Age 11.Leavers.Totals.
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    (1) Entrants.
    Boys.Per centGirls.Per cent.Total.Per cent.
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    (2) Aged 8 Years.
    Boys.Per cent.Girls.Per cent.Total.Per cent.
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    (3) Aged 11 years.
    Boys.Per cent.Girls.Per cent.Total.Per cent.
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    (4) Leavers.
    Boys.Per cent.Girls.Per cent.Total.Per cent.
  • Page 54
    All Children Examined.
    Boys.Per cent.Girls.Per cent.Total.Per cent.
  • Page 54
    The following table gives the average age, with average height and weight at each of the inspections:—
  • Page 55
    Cleanliness, (a) Of Heads.
    Number of Inspection.Number inspect'dNits only.Pediculi.
    Number.Percent.Number.Per cent.
  • Page 58
    During the latter half of the year re-inspection of those children who had been examined during the first half of the year, was carried out, with the object of ascertaining how many had received treatment; the number so re-inspected was 269, 147 girls and 122 boys, and the following table shows the result of the re-inspection.
    Number of Children Re-inspected.Tonsils.Adenoids.Teeth.Sight.
    No. of children suffering from.No. Treated.No. untreated.No. of children suffering from.No. treated.No, untreated.No. of children with defectiveNo. treated.No. untreated.No. of children with defective.No. treated.No. untreated.
  • Page 59
    The following table shows the principal reasons for which certificates of unfitness were granted :-
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    Table Showing Physical Condition of Children Inspected.
    Entrants.Aged 8.Aged II.Leavers.Total.
    Boys.Girls.Total.Per Cent.Boys.Girls.Total.Per Cent.Boys.Girls.Total.Per Cent.Boys.Girls.Total.Percent.Boys.Girls.Total.Per Cent.