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Finchley 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finchley]

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Senile Mortality.—Of the 234 deaths registered. 52
were of persons over 70 years of age. The proportion of deaths
occurring among those of over 70 years of age to the total
deaths is therefore 22.2 per cent. There were 18 deaths of
persons of over 80 years of age. These figures represent a
high proportion of senile mortality, a fact which also speaks
well for the healthiness of the district.

SENILE MORTALITY.

65 and under 70.70 and under 80.80 and under 90.90 and upwards.Totals.
First Quarter573..15
Second Quarter297119
Third Quarter363..12
Fourth Quarter2124..18
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One parishioner died at 99).
The Causes of Death These are fully set forth in Table
A. in which it will be noted that the deaths are also apportioned
to different age periods. Table A1 shows the deaths
during each of the four quarters of the year.
It will be noted (Table A) that there is no marked
incidence of any particular form of disease upon any one
district, when regard is had to the different populations, with
the exception that Whooping Cough was especially prevalent
at North Finchley and Whetstone. Whetstone furnishes fewer
deaths in proportion to its population than either of the other
three sub-districts, and West Finchley stands next in this
respect.
In comparing Table A1 with the corresponding table
for last year the most noticeable points are: A decrease in
the deaths from Whooping Cough, Influenza. Diarrhœa.


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