Decennial Cause of Death by Age for under 5s

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Data for 01 Jan 1851 to 31 Dec 1860 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other TB 66 Show data context 41 Show data context 39 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 8 Show data context 25 Show data context 73 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 59 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
Whooping Cough 52 Show data context 22 Show data context 19 Show data context
Measles 10 Show data context 26 Show data context 34 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 13 Show data context
Lungs 238 Show data context 109 Show data context 71 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 20 Show data context 17 Show data context 44 Show data context
Other 663 Show data context 94 Show data context 91 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1861 to 31 Dec 1870 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 16 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other TB 79 Show data context 35 Show data context 34 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 13 Show data context 10 Show data context 26 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 14 Show data context 18 Show data context 78 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 104 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
Whooping Cough 45 Show data context 35 Show data context 26 Show data context
Measles 31 Show data context 32 Show data context 38 Show data context
Diptheria 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 10 Show data context
Lungs 250 Show data context 98 Show data context 60 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 21 Show data context 17 Show data context 31 Show data context
Other 775 Show data context 130 Show data context 115 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1871 to 31 Dec 1880 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 118 Show data context 68 Show data context 48 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 15 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 29 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 107 Show data context 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 63 Show data context 37 Show data context 18 Show data context
Measles 16 Show data context 18 Show data context 21 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 17 Show data context
Lungs 249 Show data context 104 Show data context 59 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 10 Show data context 12 Show data context 31 Show data context
Other 670 Show data context 92 Show data context 74 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1881 to 31 Dec 1890 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 13 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 75 Show data context 30 Show data context 13 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 8 Show data context 7 Show data context 26 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 84 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 49 Show data context 23 Show data context 14 Show data context
Measles 28 Show data context 32 Show data context 33 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
Lungs 283 Show data context 102 Show data context 71 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 22 Show data context 9 Show data context 26 Show data context
Other 621 Show data context 88 Show data context 50 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1891 to 31 Dec 1900 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 59 Show data context 17 Show data context 15 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 90 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 65 Show data context 26 Show data context 23 Show data context
Measles 11 Show data context 20 Show data context 9 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 16 Show data context
Lungs 197 Show data context 99 Show data context 59 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 38 Show data context 6 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 635 Show data context 74 Show data context 39 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1901 to 31 Dec 1910 Age between birth and 5 in three bands
Cause of Death (Simplified) 0 1 2 to 4
Respiratory TB 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 32 Show data context 19 Show data context 9 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 58 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 34 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
Measles 15 Show data context 16 Show data context 19 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 14 Show data context
Lungs 132 Show data context 49 Show data context 34 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 22 Show data context 13 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 543 Show data context 36 Show data context 40 Show data context
Date: Source:
1851 - 1910 Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The Registrar General's Decennial Supplements provided extremely detailed information on causes of death between 1851-60 and 1901-10, but unfortunately used five different classifications of cause of death to cover those six decades. Graham Mooney, of Johns Hopkins University, has therefore defined a simplified cause of death classification to which we have converted the original data. Inevitably, many causes have had to be grouped into an enlarged 'other' category, but we are still able to consistently...


identify the main epidemic diseases. This nCube presents the more detailed information for children under 5, although in order to include all decades we have had to ignore gender and combine ages 2 to 4 into a single category.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Axbridge PLU/RegD through time | Life and Death Statistics | Decennial Cause of Death by Age for under 5s, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10112011/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 23rd January 2020