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East Ham 1945

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

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If the deaths due to this cause are deducted from the total deaths a true conception is obtained of the death rates from natural causes during the war and the following information is therefore given:—

YearTotal No. of deathsNo. of deaths due to enemy actionNett deathsTotal death rateNett death rate
19391,4001,40011.411.4
19401,6842151.46916.213.6
19411,2961671,12916.113.9
19421,15711,15614.0914.09
19431,232101,22213.2713.1
19441,3161241,19214.413.08
19451,235501.18512.912.4
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If the deaths due to this cause are deducted from the total deaths a true conception is obtained of the death rates from natural causes during the war and the following information is therefore given:—

1939194019411942194319441945
England & Wales12.114.312.911.612.111.611.4
East Ham11.416.216.114.0913.2714.412.9
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Infantile Mortality.
Deaths of infants under one year numbered 63—equivalent
to an infant mortality of 36 per thousand live births—compared
with a rate of 31 for Ihe previous year. The rate for England
and Wales was 46.
The number of deaths of illegitimate children was 4 out of a
total of 105 illegitimate births, giving a mortality rate of 38 as
compared with a figure of 48 per 1,000 illegitimate live births for
the year 1944-

Infantile mortality rates since 1939 are as follows:—

1939194019411942194319441945
East Ham41414654483136
England & Wales555949494646
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Illegitimate births and the illegitimate mortality rates since 1939 are tabulated below:—

1939194019411942194319441945
No. of illegitimate births414557667182105
Mortality rate per 1,000 illegitimate live births481115829564838
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Neo=Natal Mortality.
Children dying under the age of one month totalled 34, equal
to a neo-natal mortality of 19.5 .per 1,000 live births.

These rates from 1939 are indicated below:—

1939194019411942194319441945
21.121.620.535.423.517.319.5
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