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Stepney 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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Table 3

INFANT MORTALITY. 1961

Deaths from stated causes at various ages under 1 year (Compiled from Local Death Returns)

CAUSE OF DEATHAGE PERIODSTotal Deaths under 1 YearPer Cent of Total
Under 24 hours1-6 daysTotal under 1 wk.WeeksTotal under a wks.Months
1-2-3-1-4-7-10-
Pneumonia-22---2221-7 (5)17.5
Gastro-Enteritis-------1---1 (-)2.5
Congenital Malformations----1-12---3 (6)7.5
Premature Birth19120--121----21 (8)52.5
Asphyxia, Atelectasis4-4---4----4 (3)10.0
Birth Injuries112---2----2 (1)5.0
Polycystic Disease-------1---1 (-)2.5
Rhesus Incompatability1-1---1----1 (-)2.5
TOTALS:25a29-1131621-40(32)*100.00
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‚ȆFigures in parenthesis denote corresponding deaths in i960.
*Includes deaths from other causes.

Table 4

Comparative Table showing Deaths of Infants at Various Ages under 1 Year

YEARUnder 24 hours1-6 days1-4 weeksTotal under a weeks1-12 monthsTotal under 1 YearPercentage Deaths under4 weeks of Total Infant Deaths
1957199230154567
1958137121153658
1959171143213a571
196086519133257
196125423194077
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