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East Ham 1950

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

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STATISTICAL AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF THE AREA

SOCIAL,
Area (In statute acres) land and water3,324
Population. Census 1931142,394
Estimated civilian population 1950121,900
Number of inhabited houses (end of 1950 according to rate books) (including tenements and shops)33,513
Rateable value at 31st December, 1950£761,003
Sum represented by a penny rate for the year 1950£3,094
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Excludes factories, cinemas, government properties, corporation
properties (offices and works), utility undertakings and other
miscellaneous heriditaments not actually occupied as dwellings.

EXTRACTS FROM VITAL STATISTICS.

TotalMalesFemales
Live births( Legitimate1,689878811
( Illegitimate643232
Still births( Legitimate442717
( Illegitimate211
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Deaths - Total 1,304. Males 66.3. Females 641.

Deaths from Puerperal causes;-

DeathsRate per 1,000 Total (Live and Still) Births
Puerperal Sepsis--
Other Maternal Causes10.571
Total10.571
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Deaths of infants under one year of age

All Infants per 1,000 live births25
Legitimate infants per 1,000 legitimate live births24
Illegitimate infants per 1,000 illegitimate live births62
Deaths from Cancer (all ages)239
Deaths from Measles (all ages)-
Deaths from Whooping Cough (all ages)2
Deaths from Diarrhoea (under 2 years)2
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