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Southall 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Southall]


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    Unemployment has not been a problem in Southall. Figures obtained by courtesy of the Manager of the Southall Employment Exchange and the Youth Employment Officer are as follow:—
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    Deaths and Death Rate The death rate, i.e. the number of deaths per 1,000 total population, rose again in 1961 Below is shown the comparative figures for the past nine years.
    YearDeath Rate
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    Eighty illegitimate live births were registered during 1961. The following table shows the comparative figures for the past 25 years, showing that 1961 has the highest figure recorded during that period.
    YearNo. of IIIegitimate Live Births
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    Premature Births
    YearBorn at HomeBorn in Hospital
    BirthsDied within one monthStillbirthsBirthsDied within one monthStillbirths
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    In fact, cases were notihed in every month except December—the peak months being March, April and May.
    YearNo. of CasesDeaths
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    Vaccination against poliomyelitis, which is organised by Middlesex County Health Department. continued throughout 1961, and details are as follows:—
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    Age Group
    Under 1 year1-2 years2 -4 years5-14 years15 years and overTotal
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    Age Group
    Under 1 year1-2 years2-4years5-14 years15 years and overTotal
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    The following information supplied by the Area Medical Officer shows the number of children immunised against diphtheria during the year.
    Number of Children who completed a full course of Primary Immunisation in Southall during the yearNumber of Children who were given Secondary or Reinforcing Injection during the year (i.e. having in a previous year received a complete full course)
    Ages at Date of Final Injection
    Under 11-15-14Total
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    The amount of tuberculosis amongst Indian residents rose in 1961, comparative figures for the last five years are:—
    YearNew NotificationsNumber of Indians
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    Details of work on Southall contacts during 1960 and 1961 at Uxbridge Chest Clinic are as follows:—
    1960Under 1 year1-45-15Over 15Total
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    Under the B.C.G. vaccination in schools scheme, details are as follows:—
    Number invited to take part in the schemeNumber of consents receivedReferred to Chest ClinicNumber of Children vaccinated with B.C.G.
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    Of the Indians and Pakistanis who were referred to the clinic by their general practitioners for X-ray only, the following were skin tested and B.C.G. vaccinated:—
    Under 1 year1-45-15Over 15Total
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    SiteTotalUnder 1010—2020—3030—4040—5050—6060—7070—8080 +
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    The percentage of children having milk in schools was as follows:—
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    The percentage of meals served to daily attendances:—
    SchoolAverage % of Attendance taking mealsAutumn Term A verage Number taking mealsAverage Attendance
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    It is interesting and pleasing to report an annual increase in the percentage of children taking school meals:—
    YearSummer TermAutumn Term
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    ROAD SAFETY Seven persons (6 adults, 1 child) were killed in street accidents in Southall during 1961. Details are as follows:— Persons Killed
    Type of Road UserCause of accidentAgeSex
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    Persons Injured
    AdultSchool AgeUnder 5
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    Persons Injured ( continued).
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    Eradication of Bed Bugs and Fleas Statistics for the year:—
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    Factory PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers Prosecuted
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    Defects Found
    ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were found
    FoundRemediedReferredNumber of cases in which Prosecutions were instituted
    To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
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    Nature of WorkSection 110Section 111
    No.of outworkers in August List required by Section 110 (1) (c)No. of Cases of Default in sending Lists to the CouncilNo. of Prosecutions for failure to supply ListsNo. of Instances of Work in Unwholesome PremisesNotices ServedProsecutions
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    Built by Southall Borough Council
    During the Year 1961Since the End of the War (including 1961)
    Within the BoroughOutside the BoroughWithin the BoroughOutside the Borough
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    Built by Private Enterprise
    During the Year 1961Since the end of the War (including 1961)
    Within the BoroughOutside the BoroughWithin the BoroughOutside the Borough
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    Satisfactory communication has been maintained during the year with the County Public Control Department, and the report on the work carried out in Southall by the staff of that Department is as follows:—
    ArticleTotal Samples TakenUnsatisfactory
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    The following table shows the quantity of food examined and the disposal of condemned food.
    Total Inspected (lbs.)SoundUnsound
    Total (lbs.)Stock (lbs.)Production (lbs.)Consumption (lbs.)Total (lbs.)Animal Feeding (lbs.)By Products (lbs.)Destruction (lbs.)
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    The general standard of food premises in the Borough is good and visits to all premises are carried out from time to time to secure that the standard is maintained.
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    Unsound Food The following table shows items of unsound food which were investigated during the year, and the action taken.
    Subject of EnquiryAction
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    previous years is not possible—only the figures for the final nine months follow:—
    SMOKE Microgrammes per cubic metreSULPHUR DIOXIDE Microgrammes per cubic metre
    Monthly AverageHighest Daily AverageMonthly AverageHighest Daily Average
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    Atmospheric Pollution Estimation
    Month of YearSulphur Trioxide Lead Peroxide Method, Milligrams per day per 100 sq. cms.DEPOSIT GAUGES
    Rainfall in mms.Tons per Square Mile per Month
    Recreation GroundRailway AllotmentsHortus CemeteryDormers Wells SchoolRailway AllotmentsHortus CemeteryDormers Wells SchoolRailway AllotmentsHortus CemeteryDormers Wells SchoolRailway AllotmentsHortus CemeteryDormers Wells SchoolRailway Allotments
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    Establishments for Massage and Special Treatment Six establishments were inspected for licence under this heading and all were found satisfactory for the purpose which was intended. Details are as follows:—
    PurposeNo. of Licences
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    Members of Indoor Establishment
    YearStaff TotalRequiring Sick LeaveTotal days sick leavePercentage requiring sick leave
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    Members of Outdoor Establishment
    YearStaff Total (Part-time and Full-time)Requiring sick leaveTotal days sick leavePercentage requiring sick leave
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    Table I
    TotalMaleFemaleComparative Figures for 1960
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    Table II Causes of Death, 1961
    MaleFemaleTotal 1961Total 1960
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    Table III Deaths in wards
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    Table IV Causes of Death Under One Year of Age
    Certified Causes of DeathUnder 1 week1-2 weeks2-3 weeks3-4 weeksTotal under 4 weeks1-3 months3-6 months6-9 months9-12 monthsTotal deaths under 1 year
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    Table V Deaths from Cancer
    YearMaleFemaleTotalEstimated populationRate per 1,000 population
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    Table VI Notifiable Diseases During the Year 1961 (Other than Tuberculosis)
    DiseaseAgesTotal cases notifiedDeaths
    Under 1 year1 to 22 to 33 to 44 to 55 to 1010 to 1515 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 6565 and over
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    Table VII
    DiseasesTotalWaxlow ManorNorth-coteHam-broughDormers WellsGlebeNorwood GreenTotal Deaths
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    Table VIII Tuberculosis Notifications—Ages and Classifications
    Age PeriodsNew CasesDeaths
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    Table IX The occupation of the new cases are as follows:—
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    Table X Examinations for Verminous Conditions and Children Found to be Verminous Attending Maintained Schools in Southall During 1961 and 1960
    SchoolTotal number of examinationsTotal instances of infestation among pupilsNumber of individual pupils in respect of whom cleansing notices were issuedNumber of individual pupils in respect of whom cleansing orders were issued
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    Table XI Sanitary Inspections—Classification of Visits
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