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Leyton 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]

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Total attending Schools:—

In 189916133
„ 190015246
„ 190117674
„ 190218175
„ 190319184
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BIRTHS.
During the year 8273 births were registered, that is 121 more
than in 1902, and 270 more than the average for the past five years.
Of the 3273, 1616 were males and 1657 females.
The birth.rate is 32.08, compared with 81.52 in 1902 and 29 63
in 1901. That for England and Wales is 28.4; for Rural England and
Wales, 27.8; in 76 great towns, 29.7; and 103 smaller towns, 27.4.
In the Union Workhouse 150 births occurred.

Table I.— Births for the last 5 years.

Males.Females.Total.
1899145812402698
1900146914632932
1901152114422963
1902168214708152
1903161616573273
7746727215018
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Average for the past five years, 3003. There is nothing particular
for me to comment upon under this heading.
DEATHS.
The total number of deaths was 1976, 992 males and 984
females, or 53 less than last year.

Table II.—Deaths for the last 5 years.

18991775, of which 1262 belong to the District proper
19001867 „ 1179 „ „ „
19012016 „ 1243 „ „ „
19022029 „ 1183 „ „ „
19031976 „ 1112 „ „ „
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Excess of births over deaths is 1254, and the average increase for
the past five years is 1099, the total increase for the same period
being 5496.


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