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East Ham 1945

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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Statistical and Social Conditions
of the Area


Area (in statute acres) land and water3,324
Population. Census—1931142,394
Estimated civilian population—194595.230
Number of inhabited houses (end of 1945 according to rate books) (Including tenements and shops) Approximately30,000
Rateable value at 31st December, 1945£704,494
Sum represented by a penny rate for the year 1945/6£2,725

Extracts from Vital Statistics.

For TotalBirth MalesRate Females
Live BirthsLegitimate1,637846791
Still BirthsLegitimate472621

Deaths—Total 1,235. Males 644. Females 591.

Deaths from Puerperal causes:—

Death 2Rate fer 1,000 Total Live and Still Births)
Puerperal Sepsis21.11
Other Maternal causes

Deaths of infants under one year of age :—

All infants per 1,000 live births36
Legitimate infants per 1,000 legitimate live births36
Illegitimate infants per 1,000 illegitimate live births38
Deaths from Cancer (all ages)206
Death from Measles (all ages)1
Death from Whooping- Cough (all ages)
Death from Diarrhoea (under 2 years)7