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Erith 1945

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Erith]


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    A(1)b. Births.
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    Live Birth rate per 1,000 of population (Registrar General's figures):—19.13. Corresponding rate for 1944 : —
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    A(1 )e. Vital Statistics of Whole District during 1945 and previous years.
    YearPopulation estimated to middle of each yearBirthsTotal Deaths registered in the DistrictTransferable DeathsNett Deaths belonging t« the District
    Uncorrected NumberNettot Non-resi-dents registered in the Districtot residents not registered in the DistrictUnder i year of ageAt all Ages
    No.Rate per 1000 nett RirthsNo.Rate
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    A (1) f. Table showing summary of Causes of Death during the year ended 31st December, 1945.
    Cause of DeathMalesFemalesTotal
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    A(1 )g. Table showing Birth-rate, Death-rate, and Analysis of Mortality during the year 1945. Provisional figures. The mortality rates for England and Wales refer to the whole population, but for London and the towns to civilians only
    Rate per 1,000 total populationAnnual Death-rate per 1,000 populationRate per 1,000 Live Births
    Live BirthsStill BirthsAll CausesTyphoid and ParatyphoidSmall-poxMeaslesWhooping CoughDiphtheriaInfluenzaDiarrhoea & Enteritis (under Two years)Total Deaths under one year
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    A (2) Since 1920 there have been 15,720 births with 40 maternal deaths as shown below, giving a Maternal Mortality rate of 2.55.
    YearM iternal DeathsTotal Births (including still births)Registered Live Births
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    I have included a table showing the Infantile Mortality at 5 year intervals for the past 25 years and for 1945.
    ErithEngland and Wales
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    A (4). Unemployment Figures and Comments. With the courteous' co-operation of the Manager of the Erith Employment Exchange, it once again is possible to give definite figures on the state of unemployment in the District, as shown in the following table.
    Year endingAdultsYoung Persons
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    The number of medical consultations held was nearly 3 per cent (102) less than in the preceding twelve months, this being due to illness and consequent changes of staff.
    MonthBirthsSexLegitimacyNotified by
    LiveS'bornMFLeg.Meg.MidwivesHosp. etc.Doctors
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    Infant Welfare Centres.
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    B (4). Home Visits by Health Visitors.
    1945ChildrenSpecial VisitsExpectant MothersInfant Life ProtectionTotal Visits
    1st VisitsRe- VisitsStill- BirthsOthers
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    The following table illustrates the admissions during the last nine years to the Hainault Maternity Home.
    YearAdmissionsNo. of Beds
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    Ante-Natal Patients seen by Doctor.
    Ante-natal patients seen by Doctor1945
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    B(5)c. Abnormal. Cases. Accommodation for abnormal maternity cases, in need of hospital treatment is provided by an arrangement between this Council and London Hospitals. 36 cases were admitted under this arrangement during the year. The conditions for which they were admitted were as follows : —
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    The rates of pay are those which are prevailing in the district for such work and in any case is not less than that stated in the Hetherington scale. The following figures illustrate the position up to the end of the year :
    Number of Cases booked during 1915.Number of days on which Home Helps were employed.Number of cases booked but subsequently cancelled.
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    The following table shows the total notifications received during the year 1945.
    DiseaseTotal cases notifiedCases admitted to infectious diseases hospitalTotal Deaths
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    Age Distribution. This second table shows, in detail, the age distribution of the notified infectious diseases mentioned above: —
    DiseaseAge GroupsTotals
    under 112345101520354565over 65
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    Table showing Details of Cases Treated etc., following Notification under the Scabies Order. 1945.
    MonthCases showing symptoms and treatedContacts not showing symptoms but treatedTotalContacts examined not showing symptoms and not treatedNo. of second treatments givenNo. of families involvedNo. of items disinfestedVisits by Nurse Visitor
    Preliminary VisitsFollow up visitsTotal
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    The following table will indicate the number of cases dealt with:—
    DiphtheriaDiphtheria and Whooping Cough
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    C (7 ) b. Table i. Particulars of New Cases and Deaths.
    Age PeriodsNew CasesDeaths
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    Table II. Quarterly Statements.
    1st Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter4th Quarter
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    Provision in the form or two special chair-seats is also made for the comfort of relatives or attendants travelling with the patient.
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    E(5)a. Designated Milk. The following table indicates the number of licences issued by the Local Authority in 1945 under the Milk (Special Designations) Order 1936:—
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    The following samples were procured during the year and submitted to the Public Analyst for analysis:
    Nature of SampleAdulteratedGenuineNo. of Samples
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    F(l)b. Premises visited and results of such visits.
    PremisesNo. in DistrictNo. of visits 1945No. of defects foundNo. of defects remedied
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    F(3)c. Factories. (i) Inspections for the purpose of provisions as to health are detailed below:—
    PremisesNumber of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers Prosecuted
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    ParticularsNumber of DefectsNumber of defects in respect of which pros-ecutions were instituted
    FoundRemediedReferred to H M. Inspector
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    G (1 ) d. Details of the Tonnage dealt with during the year.
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    C (1 ) f. Salvage.
    Tonnage collected.Income.
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    The following table gives the number of routine medical examinations made during the last nine years:—
    YearNo. of School Children on RegisterNo. of Routine Medical Exams.Percentage of Children examined (R.M.I.)
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    Dental Inspection and Treatment. (1) Number of children inspected by the Dentist.
    (a) Routine Age GroupsTotal
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    ORTHOPAEDIC AND POSTURAL DEFECTS. Mr.E.A.Lindsay, F.R.C.S., acts as your consultant orthopaedic surgeon, and the following is a list of cases attending the clinic during 1945.
    School Children.Infant Welfare.
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    A.—Routine Medical Inspection.
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    Age-GroupsNumber of Children InspectedABCD
    ExcellentNormalSlightly subnormalBad
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    TABLE III. Return of all Exceptional Children in the Area. Blind Children.
    At Certified Schools for the Blind.At Public Elementary Schools.At Other InstitutionsAt no School or InstitutionTotal
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    Deaf Children.
    At Certified Schools for the DeafAt Public Elementary SchoolsAt other InstitutionsAt no School or InstitutionTotal
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    Mentally Defective Children. FEEBLE MINDED CHILDREN.
    At Certified Schools for Mentally Defective ChildrenAt Public Elementary SchoolsAt other InstitutionsAt no School or InstitutionTotal
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    TABLE IV. Return of Defects Treated during the Year ended 31st December, 1945. TREATMENT TABLE. GROUP I.—MINOR AILMENTS. (excluding Uncleanliness, for which see Group V).
    Disease or DefectNumber of Defects treated, or under treatment during the year
    Under the Authority's SchemeOtherwiseTotal
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    GROUP II.—DEFECTIVE VISION AND SQUINT (excluding Minor Eye Defects treated as Minor Ailments—Group I).
    Defect or DiseaseNumber of Deftcts dealt with
    Under the Authority's Schemeother-wiseTotal
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    Number of Defects.
    Received Operative TreatmentReceived other forms of TreatmentTotal number treated
    Under the Authority's Scheme, in Clinic or HospitalBy Private Practitioner or Hospital, apart from the Authority's SchemeTotal
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    Under the Authority's Scheme (1)Otherwise (2)Total number treated
    Residential treatment with educationResidential treatment without educationNon Residential treatment at an orthopaedic clinicResidential treatment with educationResidential treatment without educationNon-Residential treatment at an orthopaedic clinic
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    TABLE V. Uncleanliness and Verminous Conditions.
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    Table of Clinical Findings.
    GoodFairPoorPityriasisAcneFolliculosisCheilosisAngular StomatitisEnlarged Tongue PapillaeDenturesGingivitisPyorrhieaBlepharitisCorneal Vascularisa tionLoss of Vibratory Sense