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

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Harrow 1954

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Harrow]

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The distribution of the deaths amongst females is rather different
as there were thirteen deaths from this cause in those of under 45 years
of age. In the next grouping of 45-54 out of 62 deaths 28 were due to
cancer (percentage of 45). Of those aged 55 to 64, 38 out of the 113
deaths were the result of cancer (percentage 33). Then there was a fall
to a percentage of 20 as only 42 of the 212 deaths in the group 64 to 74
were due to it, and a further fall in those of 75 and over in whom malignant
disease accounted for only 40 out of the 414 deaths (percentage of 9).
Deaths from Infectious Diseases
Infections other than tuberculosis again caused very few deaths
there being only two from influenza, one each from meningococcal
infection and acute poliomyelitis, and none from diphtheria, scarlet fever,
measles or whooping cough.