Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]
Excess of births over deaths is 928, and the average increase of
the past five years is 1072.
Table III.—Distribution of Deaths.
|Master Bakers' Almshouses||3|
|Bethnal Green Schools||0|
|West Ham Union, Workhouse, Infirmary, and Schools.||844|
|District, exclusive of above||1370|
Estimating the population at 104000, the death-rate for the District
is 13.1 per 1000, against 10.9 per 1000 in 1903; 11.8 in 1902;
12.4 in 1901; and 11.8 in 1900.
The average death-rate for the past five years is 12.0.
The average death-rate for the past ten years is 12.4.
The London death-rate is 16.6.
The London Zymotic death-rate is 2.18.
The District Zymotic death-rate is 2.7.
By way of comparison, I again give the England and Wales
Statistics, which are as follows:—
Annual Birth-Rates and Death-Rates from the Seven Chief Epidemic Diseases.
|Annual Rates per 1000 Living.||Infant Mortality.|
|Births.||Deaths from all causes.||Deaths from Seven Chief Epidemic Diseases.||Annual Death-rate of Infants under 1 year per 1000 Births.|
|England and Wales||27.9||16.2||1.94||146|
|Rural England and Wales||26.8||15.3||1.28||125|
|76 Great Towns||29.1||17.2||2.49||160|
|142 Smaller Towns||27.5||15.6||2.02||154|
Table IV.—Death-Rate for Each Quarter.