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West Ham 1948

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

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STATISTICAL SUMMARY 19 4 8

Area of Borough4,689 acres
Population173,700
Live births3,661
Birth rate (per 1,000 population)21.0
Stillbirths76
Stillbirth rate (per 1,000 total births)20
Deaths1,719
Death rate (per 1,000 population9.9
Deaths of infants under one year111
Infant mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births)30
Maternal deaths3
Maternal mortality rate0.8
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VARIOUS DISEASES:- Cases and Deaths.

CasesCase rate per l,000 popn.DeathsDeath rate per 1.000 popn.
Smallpox----
Scarlet Fever4832.78--
Diphtheria410.2420.01
Typhoid Fever2 )0.0210.005
Para-typhoid1 )
Measles1,7129.86--
Whooping Cough6523.7560.03
Cerebro-spinal fever20.0120.01
Acute Poliomyelitis60.03--
Diarrhoea and Enteritis under 2 years (xrate per 1,000 live births)--11x3.00
Pneumonia:
Acute primary and Influenzal2151.23630.36
All Forms--
Bronchitis--1330.77
Tuberculosis:
Pulmonary1921.10950.55
Other forms360.21110.06
Cancer-i2931.73
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