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Kensington 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kensington]

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children were 222 (23 more than in 1889), viz., males 134, and
females 88. Of these births, 206 were registered in the Town
sub-district, which includes the Parish workhouse, at which
institution there were 119 births (males 60, females 59), including
ten still-born, 84 of which were illegitimate. In the Parish
generally, the illegitimate births formed 5.8 per cent. of total
births, as against 4.7, 4.7, and 5.4 in the three preceding years

The subjoined Table shews the quarterly number of births of males and females in each of the sub-districts:—

Kensington Town sub-district.Brompton sub-district.Grand Total Whole
1st Quarter43442285672951671023
2nd „4213607819196187968
3rd „3764127889495189977
4th „35636371975102177896
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For particulars respecting the annual number of births, and
birth-rates, in the decennial period 1880-89, see Tables I. and
II. (Appendix).
The deaths registered in the 53-weeks period, inclusive of
211 deaths of parishioners at out-lying public institutions, &c.,
but exclusive of deaths of non-parishioners at public institutions
within the Parish, were 2951, and (including 74 in the 53rd
week) were 85 above the corrected deeennial average (2866). Of
these deaths 2382 belong to the Town sub-district, and 569 to
Brompton. The death-rate, which in the three preceding years
was 16.4, 15.9, and 13.5 respectively, was for the 53-weeks period,
16.4 per 1000: but corrected for a year of 52 weeks it was 16.1
only, being 0.2 above the decennial average (15.9), and 4.2 below
the rate in the Metropolis as a whole (20.3), this being 0.3
above the decennial average (20.0). The rate in the Town

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