Vital Statistics; Annual Report by the Registrar-General Volume 37

Vital Statistics; Annual Report by the Registrar-General Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...form: --Diarrhcea proved fatal to 202 245 Enteritis, 163 208 Premature Birth, 197 197 Convulsions, 168 196 Pneumonia, 46 110 Dcntition, 62 107 Bronchitis, 49 69 Whooping Cough, 39 61 Want of Breast-milk, 50 ' 50 Inflammation of Brain and its Membranes, 23 50 Tabes Mesenterica, 39 49 Debility, 37 38 Infantile Cholera, 26 36 Dymtery _, 27 32 Croup, 5 27 Diphtheria, 5 25 Idiopathic Tetanus, 22. 22 Atelectasis, 21 21 Influenza, Coryza, Catarrh, 11 ' 20 It will be observed from the above that diarrhoea was the most fatal cause of death in 1896 amongst young children; there were also a considerable number of deaths due to infantile or English cholera, a com laint closely allied to diarrhoea. Enteritis came next with 208 deaths; followed by premature birt with 197 deaths. Convulsions has been on this occasion relegated to the fourth place b an excess of 1, a disease which has so frequently stood at the head of the list in tables of this kin. This is no doubt due to a better diagnosis in a number of cases than used to obtain, as convulsions is more correctly a symptom than a cause, and medical men who are anxious to assist in securing accurate statistical data avoid the employment of the term as far as practicable. I now proceed to the analysis of the deaths of children above 5 years and adults, and as this is of course a question which largely governs actuarial work in connection with life assurance, and is the foundation upon which is erected estimates as to life expectation at various ages, it is hoped that the information given will prove useful. To form conclusions on this point, a knowledge of the exact numbers in the population at various age periods is necessarily required; but as...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236905768
  • 9781236905765