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Hornchurch 1959

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hornchurch]

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SECTION A.
STATISTICS AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF THE AREA
Area in acres (including half of tidal basin) 20,308
Registrar-General's estimate of Home Population (midyear
1959) 122,600
Number of inhabited houses according to rate books
(December 1959) 38,788
Rateable Value (December 1959) £1,759,967
Sum represented by a Penny Rate (December 1959) £6,980
Extracts from Vital Statistics for the Year.
Live Births:
Number 2,362
Rate per 1,000 population 18.10
Illegitimate Live Births percent of total live births 1.8
Stillbirths:
Number 35
Rate per 1,000 total live and still births 14.60
Total Live and Still Births 2,397
Infant Deaths (deaths under 1 year) 45
Infant Mortality Rates:
Total infant deaths per 1,000 total live births 19.05
Legitimate infant deaths per 1,000 legitimate live
births 18.93
Illegitimate infant deaths per 1,000 illegitimate live
births 22.77
Neo-natal Mortality Rate (deaths under 4 weeks per 1,000
total live births) 14.39
Early Neo-natal Mortality Rate (deaths under 1 week per
1,000 total live births) 11.43
Perinatal Mortality Rate (stillbirths and deaths under
1 week per 1,000 total live and still births) 25.86
Maternal Mortality (including abortion):
Number of deaths 2
Rate per 1,000 total live and still births 0.83
Deaths:
Number 1,128
Rate per 1,000 population 10.94

DEATH RATE—COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS

19449.2195210.4
19459.9195313.1
19469.0195412.1
19478.3195511.6
19488.2195610.5
194910.6*195710.4
195010.4195810.2
195110.3195910.9
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*Area Comparability Factor returned.
The Area Comparability Factor for deaths this year altered from
1.06 to 1.19 and for births remained at 0.94.


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