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Chingford 1947

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Chingford]

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Vaccination.
The Vaccination Officer for the area has furnished the
following return for 1947:—
Births registered 717
Successfully vaccinated 292
Percentage vaccinated 40.725
Insusceptible 2
Exemptions 193
Died before vaccination 7
Postponed 21
Removed—new address unknown 14
Removed—address known and V.O. notified 52
Outstanding 136
Medical Examinations.
During the year 41 examinations were carried out by the
Medical Officer of Health in respect of the Superannuation and
Sick Pay Scheme of the Chingford Corporation. In addition, 11
re-examinations were carried out on Council staff and 14 medical
examinations in respect of Essex County Council staff.

CAUSES OF DEATH AS GIVEN BY THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL FOR THE YEAR 1947

Causes of Death.Males.Females.Total.
Cerebrospinal fever-11
Tuberculosis of respiratory system101525
Other forms of tuberculosis224
Syphilitic diseases2-2
Influenza5-5
Acute poliomyelitis and polio-encephalitis213
Acute infantile encephalitis112
Cancer of buccal cavity and œsophagus (M) uterus (F)2-2
Cancer of stomach and duodenum12416
Cancer of breast-55
Cancer of all other sites262551
Diabetes-55
Intra-cranial vascular lesions123143
Heart diseases473986
Other diseases of circulatory system11617
Bronchitis14923
Pneumonia61218
Other respiratory diseases415
Ulcer of stomach or duodenum415
Diarrhœa (under 2 years)2-2
Appendicitis314
Other digestive diseases628
Nephritis358
Premature birth1-1
Congenital malformation, birth injury, infantile disease448
Suicide134
Road traffic accidents2-2
Other violent causes448
All other causes131225
Totals—all causes199189388
Totals—year 1946162167329
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