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West Ham 1947

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for West Ham]

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TABLE 1

Causes of Death in Age Groups — 1947 (as supplied by Registrar-General)

Cause of DeathAll AgesDeaths at different periods of life of residents (civilians), whether occurring within or without the district
Under 1 Year1-5 Years5-15 Years15-45 Years45-65 Years65 and Upwards
M.F.M.F.m.F.M.F.M.F.M.F.M.F.
1.Typhoid & para-typhoid fevers--------------
2.Cerebro-spinal fever12I11
S.Scarlet fever--------------
4.Whooping Cough574512--------
b.Diphtheria2-------------
6.Tuberculosis of respiratory system6544211283231635
1.Other forms of tuberculosis761122313
8.Syphilitic diseases73------113131
9.Influenza131311327219
10.Measles312--------
11.Acute polio-myelitis and polio-encephalitis-------------
12.Acute infective encephalitis1----------1
13.Cancer of buccal cavity & oesophagus (M) uterus (F)1016-------154511
14.Cancer of stomach and duodenum283331371226
15.Cancer of breast_25-------21013
16.Cancer of all other sites13063---112853226433
17.Diabetes59--1148
18.Intracranial vascular lesions71107--2118205180
19.Heart disease295240------16146434215192
20.Other diseases of circulatory system3921------1922919
21.Bronchitis1335655212138128538
22.Pneumonia66672019133211103133
23.Other respiratory diseases96-116232
24.Ulcer of stomach and duodenum1212731
25.Diarrhoea under two years221421141
26.Appendicitis541112121
27.Other digestive diseases19241125101212
28.Nephritis17171137398
29.Puerperal and post abortive sepsis66-
30.Other maternal causes4-------4-
31.Premature birth16171617----------
32.Congenital malformations, birth injury, infant diseases33272820213222
33.Suicide81--2124
34.Road Traffic accidents121--1-13431
35.Other violent causes3612221-31272118
36.All other causes60771222411068173549
Total113092310486161315410696301168588556
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