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 Walthamstow]
The comparability factor (see page 9 of 1934 Report) for
Walthamstow for 1936 is 1.11, which, applied to the crude deathrate
of 9.8 for 1936, yields an adjusted death-rate of 10.8 as against
the rate of 12.1 for England and Wales.
Ratio of local crude death-rate to national crude death-rate,
Ratio of local adjusted death-rate to national crude deathrate,
The latter ratio means the adjusted death-rate for Walthamstow
during 1936 was nearly 11 per cent, below that for England and
The Zymotic Disease death-rate, i.e., the rate per 1,000
population of deaths from the following diseases:—Enteric Fever,
Smallpox, Measles, Scarlet Fever, Whooping Cough, Diphtheria and
Diarrhoea, etc., (under two years), was 0.19 against 0.13 in 1935.
The Pulmonary Tuberculosis death-rate was 0.54 per 1,000
population, and the Non-Pulmonary death-rate was 0.104 per
The natural increase of population, i.e., excess of births over
deaths, was 394.
The usual comparison of vital statistic rates with those for the
whole country, is shown in the table on the following page.
Births:—Births are dealt with under the Maternity and Child
Welfare Section of the Report.
Deaths:—The Registrar-General's classification of causes of
death by sex totals is given.
The total number of deaths in 1936 (1,321) compares with
1,236 during 1935, the respective death-rates per 1,000 population
being 9.8 and 9.2.