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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The detailed findings at first visits paid during 1936 are given in the following table:—

Ward.How Fed.Sleeping Accommodation.Condition of Baby.Accommodation.
Breast.Breast and HandHand.With Mother.Cot or Cradle.Good.Fair.Bad.Whole House.Flat.Half-house.3 Rooms.2 Rooms.1 Room.
St. James Street26328232029426746194848826211
High Street1462218518115828399327225
Hoe Street22092032462397344984251113
Wood Street17615333221209141901891817
Hale End2663040163202983712004084273
Higham Hill296373654315316503180114425226
Total1,3671411701011,5771,48718296474473741148313
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From the above table it will be seen that of 1,678 children,
1 367 or 81.4 per cent., were breast-fed on first being visited, but
101, or 6.0 per cent., had no separate sleeping accommodation.
The particulars in respect of housing accommodation show the
following comparison:—


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