Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]
The number of still births registered was 48 compared with
46 for the previous year. The rate per 1,000 total (live and still)
births was 24.2, the figure for 1948 being 20.5.
The still birth mortality rates for England and Wales and East Ham are shewn in the following table :—-
The rates for East Ham per
The number of live births registered was 1,934, as compared
with 2,194 for the year 1948, equivalent to a birth rate of 15.8 per
1,000 of the civilian population—the figure for the previous year—
A comparison of the statistics for the period since 1945 is appended below:—
The number of deaths of residents dying within or without
the district was 1,342, as compared with 1,172 for the year 1948.
The death rate per 1,000 of the civilian population was 11.0, that
for the previous year being 9.67. Of the total deaths, 569 or 42