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 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other TB 32 Show data context 18 Show data context 26 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 15 Show data context 13 Show data context 15 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 11 Show data context 21 Show data context 65 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 14 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
Smallpox 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
Whooping Cough 17 Show data context 13 Show data context 12 Show data context
Measles 15 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
Lungs 55 Show data context 30 Show data context 18 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 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 480 Show data context 78 Show data context 49 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 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other TB 41 Show data context 23 Show data context 25 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 13 Show data context 12 Show data context 14 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 34 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 22 Show data context 19 Show data context 13 Show data context
Measles 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 4 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 14 Show data context
Lungs 62 Show data context 39 Show data context 26 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 4 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 513 Show data context 81 Show data context 72 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 6 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 48 Show data context 20 Show data context 17 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 9 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 7 Show data context 14 Show data context 51 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 31 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 29 Show data context 27 Show data context 14 Show data context
Measles 6 Show data context 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
Lungs 115 Show data context 38 Show data context 40 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 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 428 Show data context 53 Show data context 49 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 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 30 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 16 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 26 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 37 Show data context 26 Show data context 15 Show data context
Measles 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context
Lungs 124 Show data context 60 Show data context 53 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 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 338 Show data context 42 Show data context 30 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 19 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 34 Show data context 5 Show data context 3 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 25 Show data context 10 Show data context 11 Show data context
Measles 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
Lungs 116 Show data context 41 Show data context 26 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 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 361 Show data context 39 Show data context 31 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 1 Show data context
Other TB 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 16 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 19 Show data context 10 Show data context 8 Show data context
Measles 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
Lungs 67 Show data context 35 Show data context 21 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 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 292 Show data context 46 Show data context 24 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, Ashbourne 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/10174788/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 27th January 2020