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Southall-Norwood 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Southall-Norwood]

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artificial feeding : a state of things which is not directly under the
control of the Sanitary Authority, but depends, for its improvement,
upon the education of parents and others responsible for the welfare
of infants.
There has been a marked reduction in the rate during the year.
Satisfactory as this is, the average rate is higher than it ought to be
for a District like yours, and I am convinced from my own observations,
and the registered causes of death support the conclusion, that
at least two.thirds of the deaths are due to diseases induced by
improper artificial feeding.

Table of Deaths from Phthisis and other Tubercular Diseases.

Phthisis.Rate.Other Tubercular Diseases.Rate.
189330.5
1894
189591.3
189660.8
189740.5-
189860.7
189970.7
190020.140.3
1901141.340.3
190290.780.6
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(For England and Wales, 1888, 1*5 per 1,000.
Total Respiratory Death Rate.
The Death Rate from diseases of the respiratory organs, viz.:
Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Phthisis, &c., is 2.3 per 1,000.
1892 5.2 per 1,000.
1893 1.4 ,, „
1894 2.3 „ „
1895 4.6 „ „
1896 2.9 „ „
1897 2.2 „ „
1898 1.8 „ „
1899 2.4 „ „
1900 2.0 „ „
1901 4.6 „ „
1902 2.3 „ „
The Death Rate for the West Ward was 27 per 1,000.
,, ,, ,, East ,, ,,20 „ „
The diseases included under this rate are most prevalent and
most fatal where dampness and over.crowding in dwellings, workshops,
&c., exists. (The average rate England and Wales, 1881.90,
was 37.)


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