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Ilford 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ilford]

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The following table shows the birth and death rates of legitimate and illegitimate infants for the past ten years:-

YearLive BirthsPercentage of Registered BirthsDeathsRate per 1,000 Legitimate Live BirthsLive BirthsPercentage of Registered BirthsDeathsRate per 1,000 Illegitimate Live Births
19612,43796.23715.2963.8331.2
19602,41796.24418.2953.8-
19592,13496.33215.0823.7112.2
19582,15596.73616.7733.3113.7
19572,15897.33817.6612.7--
19562,05697.23014.6592.8350.8
19552,04597.44019.6552.6236.4
19542,14597.84018.6482.2120.8
19532,16497.04319.9673.0229.9
19522,23296.14419.7913.9--
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The Chelmsford Diocesan Moral Welfare Association continued to
undertake the care of the unmarried mother and her child on behalf of the
County Council and there has been direct co-operation through their moral
welfare workers for this district. In addition, all cases are followed up
by the health visitors.
HEALTH VISITORS AND SCHOOL NURSES. - Miss J.M. Oliver,
Superintendent Health Visitor, reports:-
"Care of Widows and Widowers
Early in 1961 it was decided that the health visitors would visit
the home six weeks after the notification of a death certificate was
received at the Public Health Offices.
It was felt that remaining partners (although we are not aware of
these until we visit) might at this time need assistance. It would
appear that this service is appreciated. Many partners are fit, able to


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