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 64 deaths represent a death rate of 0.52 per 1,000
New cases in 1947 were 151 with 58 deaths—a rate of 0.47.
The returns for the past two years are compared below:—
The period elapsing between notification and death and the number of cases not notified were as follows:—
|Under 3 months.||3 to 6 months.||6 to 9 months.||9 to 12 months.||Over 12 months.||Not notified.||Notified after death.|
The ratio of deaths in non-notified cases (i.e., columns to the
right of the double line) to total deaths from tuberculosis was
8 to 56 or 1 to 7.
The table given below shows the number of cases on the register at the beginning and end of 1948:—
|No. on Register 1st January||1,039||886||1,925||491||402||893||2,818|
|Notified during 1948||72||58||130||7||7||14||144|
|Removed from Register, 1948||59||60||119||12||10||22||141|
|No. on Register 31st December||1,052||884||1,936||486||399||885||2,821|