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Twickenham 1954

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Twickenham]


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  • Page 12
    The following figures are taken from Table 3—Causes of Death, Registrar General's Official Returns for Twickenham.
    Causes of DeathMalesFemalesTotal
  • Page 13
    These causes of death include a number of different pathological causes. If we try to sort them out according to cause we can re-arrange them roughly as in the following table:—
    AtheromaHypertensionRheumatic infection
  • Page 23
    Table 2. Population 1938.1954.
    YearPopulationPopulation trendMigration excess
    Total increase or decreasePercentage proportionNatural increase or decreaseInwardOutward
  • Page 23
    Table 3. Causes of Death. Registrar.General's Official Returns.
    Causes of DeathMalesFemalesTotal
  • Page 24
    T able 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
  • Page 24
    T able 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
  • Page 25
    T able 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 under1 year
  • Page 25
    (b) An analysis of the mortality reveals that neo-natal deaths were responsible for 89.47 per cent, of the total deaths, viz.:—-
    Under 24 hours1to 7 days1 to 4 weeksTotal under 4 weeksPercentage total infant deaths
  • Page 26
    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 CoughDiphtheriaTuber culosisInfluenzaSmallpoxA cute Poliomyelitis and PolioencephalitisPneumoniaDiarrhoea and Enteritis (under two years)Total Deaths under 1 year
  • Page 27
    Table 8. Review of the Comparative Vital and Mortality Statistics for the Borough of Twickenham, together with those for England and Wales for years 1938.1954 inclusive.
    YearBirth RateDeath RateInfantile Mortality Rate
    TwickenhamEngland and WalesTwickenhamEngland and WalesTwickenhamEngland and Wales
  • Page 28
    (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 Bad. coli per 100 ml.
  • Page 29
    Table 10. Analysis of Complaints Received.
    Mature of ComplaintNumber Received
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    Table 11. Summary of Visits, Inspections, etc.
  • Page 31
    Table 11— continued.
  • Page 32
    Table 12. Sanitary Improvements Effected.
  • Page 33
    Table 13. Housing Statistics.
    Housing Acts.Number
  • Page 34
    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
  • Page 34
    Table 15. Offences under Food and Drugs Act, 1938.
    Case No.Section contravenedOffenceAction taken
  • Page 35
    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
  • Page 37
    Table 18. Disinfections, etc.
  • Page 37
    T able 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:—
  • Page 37
    Table 20. Milk and Dairies Regulations, 1949. Milk (Special Designation) (Raw Milk) Regulations, 1949. Milk (Special Designation) (Pasteurised and Sterilised Milk) Regulations, 1949.
  • Page 38
    Table 21. Food snd Drugs Act, 1938. public Health Act, 1936, Section 89. Insanitary Conditions in Food Premises.
  • Page 38
    T able 22. Meat— Carcases Inspected and Findings at Private Slaughterhouses in the Borough.
    Cattle, excl. CowsCowsCalvesSheep and LambsPigs
  • Page 39
    Table 23. (a) Meat. Diseased and unsound conditions found in meat caused the detention and surrender for destruction of:—
  • Page 39
    (b) Other Foodstuffs. The following foodstuffs, other than meat, being unfit for human consumption, were voluntarily surrendered for destruction:—
  • Page 40
    T able 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, 1954:—
    ArticleTotal Samples procuredUnsatisfactory
  • Page 42
    Table 25. Factories Acts, 1937 and 1948. Part I of the Act. 1. INSPECTIONS for Purposes of Provisions as to Health :
    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers prosecuted
  • Page 42
    2. Cases in which DEFECTS were Found:
    ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
    To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
  • Page 42
    Part VIII of the Act. Outwork.
    Nature of the workLampshadesWearing apparelElectric Fuse Makers
  • Page 43
    Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever and Enteric Fever. 1938-1954.
    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.
  • Page 44
    Table 27. Ophthalmia Neonatorum, years 1938-1954. The following table shows the number of cases notified and result of treatment:-
    YearCases notifiedCases TreatedVision unimpairedimpairedTotal blindnessDeaths
    At homeIn hosp.
  • Page 45
    Cases of Infectious Diseases Notified during the Year 1954.
    DISEASECASES NOTIFIED AT VARIOUS AGES (YEARS)Total cases notifiedCases admitted HospitalDeaths
    Under 1 year1-22-33-44-55-1010-1515-2020-2525-3535-4545-65Over 65Age not known
  • Page 46
    Monthly Incidence of Infectious Diseases during the Year 1954.
    JanuaryFebruaryM archAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSept.OctoberNov.Dec.
  • Page 47
    Ward Distribution of Infectious Diseases Notified during the Year 1954.
    DiseaseTwickenhamHampton HillTeddingtonHampton WickHeath-fieldTotal
  • Page 48
    The following tables have been compiled from the notifications received:-New Cases and Mortality.
    Age PeriodsNew CasesDeaths
  • Page 48
    Table 32. Primary Notifications of Tuberculosis, 1938-1954 inclusive.
  • Page 49
    Table 33. Food Poisoning.
    1st Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter4th QuarterTOTAL
  • Page 50
    Clinics and Welfare Centres. The following clinics are being held within the Borough : —
    ClinicAddressBy whom provided