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Twickenham 1953

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Twickenham]#


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45 tables in this report

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    Table 1.
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    Table 2. Population 1938-1953.
    YearPopulationPopulation trendMigration excess
    Total increase or decreasePercentage proportionNatural increase or decreaseInwardOutward
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    Table 3. Causes of Death. Registrar-General's Official Returns.
    Causes of DeathMalesFemalesTotal
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    Table 4. Zymotic Diseases Mortality. The mortality rates for this group of diseases, which includes enteric fever, smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, measles, whooping cough and diarrhoea under two years of age, were:—
    DiseaseNo. of DeathsDeath rate per 1,000 of the population
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    Table 5. Main Causes of Death. An analysis of the death returns reveals the following main causes of death:—
    DiseasePercentage of total deathsDeath rate per 1,000 of the population
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    Table 6. Infantile Mortality . (a) The following table, compiled from official registrations, gives details of the causes of death at various ages under one year of age:—
    Under 1 week1-2 weeks2-3 weeks3-4 weeksTotal under 4 weeks4 weeks and under 3 months3 months and under 6 months6 months and under 9 months9 months and under 12 monthsTotal deaths under 1 year
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    (b) An analysis of the mortality reveals that neo-natal deaths were responsible for 71.43 per cent. of the total deaths, viz.:—
    Under 24 hours1 to 7 days1 to 4 weeksTotal under 4 weeksPercentage total infant deaths
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    Birth Rate, Death Rate and Analysis of Mortality. Provisional Figures.
    Rate per 1,000 total populationAnnual Death Rate per 1,000 populationRate per 1,000 live births
    Live BirthsStill BirthsAll CausesTyphoid and Paratyphoid feversWhooping CoughDiphtheriaT uber-culosisInfluenzaSmallpoxA cute Poliomyelitis and PolioencephalitisPneumoniaDiarrhoea and Enteritis (under two years)Total Deaths under 1 year
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    Table 8. Review of the Comparative Vital and Mortality Statistics for the Borough of Twickenham, together with those for England and Wales for years 1938.1953 inclusive.
    YearBirth RateDeath RateInfantile Mortality Rate
    TwickenhamEngland and WalesTwickenhamEngland and WalesTwickenhamEngland and Wales
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    Results of the Chemical and Bacteriological Examination of the Water Supply to the Borough of Twickenham for 1953. Parts per million (unless otherwise stated). (a) Chemical.
    Description of the SampleNumber of SamplesAmmoniacal NitrogenAlbuminoid NitrogenOxidised Nitrogen (Nitrate)Chlorides as c1Oxygen abs. from Permanganate 4 hrs. at 27°c.Turbidity, in terms of SilicaColour, m.m. brown, 2 ft. tube, Burgess's TintometerHardness (total)Hardness (Non.carb.)pH. ValuePhosphate as P.O.111/4Silica as SiO2Conductivity
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    (b) Bacteriological.
    Description of the SampleNumber of SamplesPlate count (average per milli-litre) Colonies counted on agar after 20-24 hrs. at 37°c.Bad. coli test
    Percentage of samples negative in 100 ml.Average number of Bact. coli per 100 ml.
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    Table 10. Analysis of Complaints Received.
    Nature of ComplaintNumber Received
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    Table 11. Summary of Visits, Inspections, etc.
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    Table 11— continued.
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    Table 12. Sanitary Improvements Effected.
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    Table 13. Housing Statistics.
    I. Inspection of dwelling-houses during the yearNumber
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    Table 14. Notices Served. Administrative action was taken during the year to secure abatement of nuisances and to enforce the appropriate statutory enactments, as follows:—
    Subject of NoticePublic Health ActFood & Drugs Act, Sections 13 & 14
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    Table 15. Offences under Food and Drugs Act, 1938.
    Case No.Section contravenedOffenceAction taken
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    Table 16. Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949 VISITS
    Initial Visits following upon Complaints or Resulting from SurveysRe-inspections for Laying Baits, Poisoning and. TrappingTotal Visits
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    Food PremisesNon-food PremisesPrivate DwellingsFactoriesRats onlyMice onlyRats and mice
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    ReservoirMajor Primary 50-100Minor Secondary 1-50ReservoirMajor Primary 50-100Minor Secondary 1-50
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    Preliminary NoticesStatutory NoticesFinal (Default) NoticesPreliminary NoticesStatutory NoticesFinal (Default) Notices
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    12 months3 months6 weeeks1 monthOthersTotal Receipts
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    Eradication of Insect Pests. D.D.T. and Other Special Treatments. Number of Infestations Treated
    Type of PremisesAntsBeetlesBugsCockroachesFleasFliesLiceMothsSilver FishWaspsMiscellaneousWood BeetlesTotals
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    Table 18. Disinfections, etc.
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    Table 19. Housing Act, 1936. Overcrowding. The known cases of overcrowding on the register of the department at the end of the year were as follows:—
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    The necessary registration of persons and premises, and the issue of appropriate licences, has been effected in accordance with the following table :—
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    I nsanitary C onditions in F ood P remises.
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    T able 22. Meat—Carcases Inspected and Findings at Private Slaughterhouses in the Borough.
    Cattle, excl. CowsCowsCalvesSheep and LambsPigs
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    Table 23. (a) Meat . Diseased and unsound conditions found in meat caused the detention and surrender for destruction of:—
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    (b) Other Foodstuffs. The following foodstuffs, other than meat, being unfit for human consumption, were voluntarily surrendered for destruction:—
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    Table 24. Sampling. The Middlesex County Council is the food and drugs authority for the Borough. The Chief Officer, Public Control Department, has kindly supplied the following information relating to samples taken in the Borough during the year ended 31st December, 1953 :—
    A rticleTotal Samples procuredUnsatisfactory
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    Table 25. Factories Acts, 1937 and 1948. Part I of the Act. 1. INSPECTIONS for P urposes of P rovisions as to H ealth :
    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers prosecuted
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    2. C ases in which DEFECTS were F ound :
    ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
    To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
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    Part VIII of the Act. Outwork.
    Nature of the workLampshadesWearing apparelElectric Fuse Makers
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    Table 26. Infectious Diseases. Incidence and Mortality. Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever and Enteric Fever. 1938-1953.
    YearDiphtheriaScarlet FeverEnteric Fever
    No. of CasesCase Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of DeathsDeath Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of CasesCase Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of DeathsDeath Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of CasesCase Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of DeathsDeath Rate per 1,000 pop.
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    Table 27. Ophthalmia Neonatorum, years 1938-1953. The following table shows the number of cases notified and result o] treatment:—
    YearCases notifiedCases TreatedVision unimpairedvision impairedTotal blindnessDeaths
    At homeIn haosp.
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    Gases of Infectious Diseases Notified during the Year 1953.
    DISEASEUnder 1 yearCASES NOTIFIED AT VARIOUS AGES {YEARS)Total cases notifiedCases admitted HospitalDeaths
    1-22-33-44-55-1010-1515-2020-2525-3535-4545-65Over 65Age not known
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    Monthly Incidence of Infectious Diseases during the Year 1953.
    JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyA ugustSept.OctoberNov.Dec.
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    Ward Distribution of Infectious Diseases Notified during the Year 1953.
    DiseaseTwickenhamWhittonHamptonHampton HillTeddingtonHampton WickHeath-fieldTotal
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    Table 31. Tuberculosis. The following tables have been compiled from the notifications received:— New Cases and Mortality.
    Age PeriodsNew CasesDeaths
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    Table 32. Primary Notifications of Tuberculosis, 1938-1953 inclusive.
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    Table 33. Food Poisoning.
    Food Poisoning Notifications :
    lst Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter4th QuarterTOTAL
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    Clinics and Welfare Centres. The following clinics are being held within the Borough:—
    ClinicAddressBy whom provided