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

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East Ham 1948

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

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Still Births.
The number of still births registered was 46 compared with
61 for the previous year. The rate per 1,000 total (live and still)
births was 20.5, the figure for 1947 being 21.06.

The still birth mortality rates for England and Wales and East Ham are shewn in the following table:—

Still births per 1,000 population.
193819441945194619471948
England and Wales0.600.500.460.530.500.42
East Ham0.520.490.530.560.510.38
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The rates for East Ham per 1,000 total (live and still) births
for the past five years are indicated below:—
1044 1945 1946 1947 1948
No. of still births 45 51 64 61 46
Rate per 1,000 total births 23.04 28.4 24.2 21.06 20.5
Births.
The number of live births registered was 2,194, as compared
with 2,835 for the year 1947, equivalent to a birth rate of 18.1 per
1,000 of the population — the figure for the previous year—28.8.
A comparison of the statistics for the period since 1944 is
appended below:—
1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
No. of Births (East Ham) 1,908 1,742 2,577 2,885 2,194
Birth rate (East Ham) 20.9 18.2 22.69 28.8 18.1
„ (England & Wales) 17.6 16.1 19.1 20.5 17.9
Deaths.
The number of deaths of residents dying within or without
the district was 1,172, as compared with 1,400 for the year 1947.
The death rate was 9.67, that for the previous year being 11.79.
Of the total deaths, 581 or 49 per cent. died in institutions. The
number of residents who died outside the area and whose deaths
were assigned to the Borough was 574. The number of deaths of
persons non-resident in the area was 46. The percentage of total
deaths in the age groups was as follows:—
Under 1—5 5—15 15—45 45—65 65 and
1 year years years years years over
5% 0.7% 1.1% 9.5% 23.5% 60%


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