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Twickenham 1897

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Twickenham]

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The total number of deaths during the year 1897, was 256, which is at the rate
of 13.8 per 1,000.
This number includes 15 at Whitton, eight at St. John's Hospital, one at the
Powder Mills, and two at the Military Quarters at Whitton.
The number of deaths in 1896, was 203, average rate, 11.27 per 1,000.
„ ,, 1895, ,, 235, ,, 13.8 ,,
,, ,, 1894, „ 207, „ 12.1 ,,
„ „ 1893, „ 230, „ 13.6 „
The deaths of persons of 65 years and upwards numbered 58, or 22 65 per cent.
of the total number of deaths. The deaths of children under five years of age numbered
115, or 44.92 per cent. of the total number of deaths.
There were five uncertified deaths. The causes of death, independent of those
included in the six principle Zymotic Diseases, and as recorded in the table in the text of
this Report are: 15 from Phthisis, 25 from Bronchitis, Pneumonia, or Pleurisy, 17 from
Heart Disease, 1 from Puerperal Fever, 21 from Diarrhoea and English Cholera,
5 from Injuries, and 155 from all other causes.
The total number of births for 1897 was 495 ; 261 males, 234 females, which is at
the rate of 29.19 per 1,000.
The total number of births for 1896, was 455.
„ „ ,, 1895, ,, 456
„ ,, ,, 1894, ,, 486.
,, ,, 1893, „ 468.

Subjoined is a Table of the mortality from the six principle diseases of the Zymotic class, occurring in the last ten years.

1897189618951894189318921891189018891888
Small Pox0000000000
Measles01311032250
Scarlet Fever000042i231
Diphtheria44214097922
Whooping Cough860410171127
Enteric Fever ..2101301210
1412530171518261310
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In addition to the above table, there have been 21 deaths from Diarrhoea and


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