Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington]
To this number must be added the deaths of 100
parishioners in extra-parochial hospitals and public
institutions, making a corrected total of 2,104—1,029
males and 1,075 females—equivalent to an annual
death-rate of 17.7 per 1,000 inhabitants.
The natural increase of population from the excess
of births over deaths was 797, as compared with 1,199
in the previous year.
Of the 2,104 deaths, 1,602 occurred in St. Mary's
and 502 in St. John's Sub-district. The deaths in St.
Mary's include 30—14 males and 16 females—in the
Workhouse, and 142—82 males and 60 females—in
the Paddington Infirmary.
The deaths were most numerous during the first,
and least so in the third quarter of the year.
Some of the preceding particulars are shown in the subjoined table:—
|Sub-Districts.||Estimated Population.||Births.||Ratio of Births to Population.||Rate per 1,000.|
|St. Mary's||82,091||2,389||1 to 34||29.1|
|St. John's||36,645||512||1 to 72||14.0|
|Paddington||118,736||2,901||1 to 41||24.4|
In 1890 the Death-rate was in London 20.3
Do. do. in Edinburgh 20.0
Do. do. in Glasgow 25.3
Do. do. in Dublin 26.4
Do. do. in England & Wales 19.19