London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Willesden 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Willesden]

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Table 4 Deaths by Social Class

INil
II4
III31
IV10
V8
Not known1
Total54
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Table 5

Infant Mortality—Causes (Based on Registrar General's Figures)

1936-19391940-19451946-19501956-19601960
DeathsRate
DeathsRateDeathsRateDeathsRateDeathsRateNeonatal1-12 monthsTotal
Respiratory1068.11408.8684.2573.648123.3
Diarrhoea and enteritis13110.01086.8372.33.2-22.6
Other infections342.6402.5150.95.3-11.3
Congenital malformations836.3895.6724.4553.57292.5
Prematurity17013.017911.3996.1724.614-143.9
Injury at birth211.6332.1432.7181.14-41.1
Other causes13410.31499.4965.9885.612-123.3
All causes67951.973846.543026.529818.941135415.0
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Table 6

Premature births and deaths (deaths in brackets)

YearBirths in homeBirths in hospitalHome births transferred to hospitalTotal
194647 (1)128 (18)12 (10)175 (29)
195238 (3)137 (23)8 (3)175 (26)
195331 (3)143 (18)7 (0)174 (21)
195431 (2)131 (10)9 (0)162 (12)
195531 (0)139 (20)7 (0)170 (20)
195619 (0)146 (12)3 (0)165 (12)
195725 (1)169 (4)6 (1)194 (5)
195831 (1)215 (17)5 (1)246 (18)
195924 (0)201 (23)3 (0)225 (23)
196022 (0)217 (14)3 (0)239 (14)
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