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Leyton 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]

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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' Almshouses3
Bethnal Green Schools0
West Ham Union, Workhouse, Infirmary, and Schools.844
District, exclusive of above1370

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 Wales27.916.21.94146
Rural England and Wales26.815.31.28125
76 Great Towns29.117.22.49160
142 Smaller Towns27.515.62.02154

Table IV.—Death-Rate for Each Quarter.