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Orpington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Orpington]

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The illegitimate live births amounted to 3.4% of the total live
births. There were 50 illegitimate births (including 1 stillbirth), 29
being males and 21 females.
The stillbirth rate for the year was 15.1 per 1,000 total live and
still births, and 0.3 per 1,000 estimated total population. Of the 22
stillbirths registered 10 were males and 12 females.
712 deaths appertaining to the Urban District were registered in
1960, giving a death rate of 9.4 per 1,000 total population. The
adjusted rate for use when comparing one area with another is
10.1. The rate for England and Wales as a whole is 11.5.
Of the Orpington deaths registered, 380 were males and 332
The following is an analysis of the ages at death:
Under 1 year of age 27
1 and under 5 years of age 1
5 and under 15 years of age 3
15 and under 25 years of age 7
25 and under 35 years of age 5
35 and under 45 years of age 24
45 and under 55 years of age 45
55 and under 65 years of age 95
65 and under 75 years of age 143
75 years and over 362

Full details of the causes of death will be found in Table II in the appendix, but the following table, giving details of certain causes of death in the Urban District during the past ten years may prove of interest:

Cancer (all sites)12085108108134131131158172159
Cancer of the lung, bronchus1991925233433384833
Heart and Circulatory diseases293293285320262264284328348321
Respiratory diseases (excluding T.B.)767781447913588119107110
Infectious Diseases241211331
Road Accidents10458665101213
Other Accidents1463281081068
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