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Kensington 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kensington]

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232 deaths occurred in the first and fourth (or cold) quarters, and
162 in the second and third (or warm) quarters. The deaths of
males and females were equal, 197. The ages at death were:
under one year, 45 (65, 50 and 27 in 1887-8-9); between one
year and sixty years, 179 (195, 143 and 147 in 1887-8-9); and
at sixty years and upwards 170 (159, 162 and 153 in 1887-8-9).
Eight inquests were held, the causes of death in 5 cases being
violence {burn; injury to hip; injury to spine; suffocation; and
suicide by cut throat), and in 3 cases disease, viz., in two cases
apoplexy, and in one case heart disease.

Summary of Causes of Death.

diseases.Under 1 year.Between 1 year and 60.60 and upwardsTotal.
Nervous System, Diseases of (including Apoplexy and Epilepsy)1163551
Circulatory System, Diseases of...111324
Respiratory System, Diseases of15053107
Phthisis and Tubercular Diseases2064387
Urinary System, Diseases of...538
Digestive System, Diseases of25815
Syphilis...1...1
Septicœmia...2...2
Croup...1...1
Whooping-cough...1...2
Diarrhœa1...12
Measles23...5
Enteric Fever...2...2
Erysipelas...123
Gangrene......44
Gout......22
Cancer...91120
Delirium Tremens...3...3
Convulsions6......6
Deformity with Parturition...1...1
Premature Birth5......5
Placenta Prævia...1...1
Want of Breast Milk2......2
Pernicious Anæmia...1...1
Asthenia, Suppuration...112
Burn...1...1
Self-inflicted Wound...1...1
Overlying1......1
Senile Decay......3434
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