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

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East Ham 1949

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

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Neo-Natal Mortality.
Children dying under the age of one month totalled 29, equal
to a neo-natal mortality rate of 14.9 per 1,000 live births.

These rates from 1945—1949 are compared below :—


The causes of death of these children under one month of age were as follows :—

Cause.No. of Deaths
Diarrhoea and Enteritis
Premature Births9
Congenital Malformations, Birth Injury, Infantile Diseases16
Other causes1

Maternal Mortality.
The number of maternal deaths was 3, the maternal mortality
rate per 1,000 live and still births for 1949 was 1'513.
The Registrar-General's estimate of the population at the
30th June, 1949, was 122,000 total, and a civilian population of
121,900, an increase of 800 compared with that for the previous
year. The rates per 1,000 of the population mentioned in this
report are based on the estimate for the civilian population.
The Registrar-General published in 1949, "Estimates of the
sex and age distribution of the civilian population in regions and
administrative areas of England and Wales at 31 st December, 1947."
An extract from this volume, appended below, relates to East