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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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1. NOTIFICATION OF BIRTHS.
1,704 births (131 of which belonged to other areas) were notified
during the year under the Notification of Births Acts, 1907 and 1915.
Notifications were received as follows:—doctors and parents, 374;
mid wives, 1,330.
Included in the above are 217 births which were notified as
having occurred outside the Borough.
Also included are 47 stillbirths, three of which did not belong
to the area. Ten were notified by doctors and 37 by mid wives.
Of the total, six occurred outside the area.
The stillbirth rate per 1,000 population was 0.40.
2. REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS.

The Registrar-General's returns show the following registrations during the calendar year:—

(a) Live Births.Males.Females.Totals.
Legitimate8857991,684
Illegitimate171431
9028131,715
(b) Stillbirths.Males.Females.Totals.
Legitimate262551
Illegitimate33
292554
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Of the 1,685 birth registrations received in the Department
between 29th December, 1935, and 2nd January, 1937, a total of
253 were not notified in this area, but some may possibly have been
notified elsewhere, especially in view of the fact that of the 1,685
registrations, 189 referred to births which belonged to other areas.
In addition, it will be seen that the Registrar-General's figure
(1,715) is 30 more than the local registrations. Presumably these
were births registered and notified in other areas.
Of the 1,685 local registrations, 189 are excluded, leaving a
net total of 1,496, which are allocated to the wards as follows:—


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