Cause of Death

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Cause of Death (RG Quarterly Return definition) 1871 1881
Small-pox 264 Show data context 21 Show data context
Measles 17 Show data context 110 Show data context
Scarlet fever 55 Show data context 45 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 12 Show data context
Whooping Cough 18 Show data context 68 Show data context
Fever 35 Show data context 27 Show data context
Diarrhoea 71 Show data context 92 Show data context
Cholera 4 Show data context 6 Show data context
Violent Deaths 28 Show data context 71 Show data context
Other 494 Show data context 452 Show data context
Date: Source:
1871 - 1881 Registrar General, Quarterly Report (HM Stationery Office) ,

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Cause of Death as reported by the Registrar General's Quarterly Returns, 1871-1911. These reports used a greatly simplified cause of death classification, mainly focused on epidemic diseases of childhood, and provided no breakdown of causes of death by gender or age. Note that the detailed classification changed between 1901 and 1911: in 1911, Cholera was not listed, 'Fever' was replaced by the more specific 'Enteric or Typhoid Fever', and 'Diarrhoea' was replaced by 'Diarrhoea and Enteritis', specifical...

ly for deaths under 2 years.

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Date accessed: 18th May 2022