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Walthamstow 1909

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The following; shows in tabular form the number and causes of death in children under five years in 1909, 1908, 1907, 1906, 1905 and 1904:—

Diseases.190919081907190619051904
Measles283130353445
Scarlet Fever4713997
Influenza12101
Whooping Cough45272183129
Diphtheria101224291520
Croup22132
Enteric Fever11
Diarrhoea523291065282
Zymotic Enteritis91415492699
Enteritis77611124
Gastric-Enteritis581213
Septic Diseases935784
Tuberculosis of Meninges121226131313
Do. Lungs3443
Do. other forms111116201322
Cancer111
Premature Birth606568835662
Developmental Diseases768976888494
Meningitis91013141618
Acute Bronchitis294142343132
Lobar Pneumonia91423151918
Lobular Pneumonia4556594954 ..45
Diseases of Stomach274226
Obstruction of Intestines22122
Bright's Disease11113
Accidents or Negligence181521301423
Congenital Syphilis1109
All other causes264741664746
430493608689545693
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Four hundred and thirty deaths out of a total of 1,205 were of
children under 5 years of age, and of the 430, 129 were in the first
month and 281 within the first year of life.


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