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 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other TB 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 12 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 26 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 18 Show data context 39 Show data context 113 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Smallpox 13 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context
Whooping Cough 28 Show data context 25 Show data context 25 Show data context
Measles 14 Show data context 18 Show data context 20 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context
Lungs 42 Show data context 13 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 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 787 Show data context 146 Show data context 138 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 20 Show data context 13 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other TB 19 Show data context 13 Show data context 28 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 17 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 13 Show data context 16 Show data context 57 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 16 Show data context 8 Show data context 9 Show data context
Smallpox 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 50 Show data context 33 Show data context 26 Show data context
Measles 17 Show data context 23 Show data context 30 Show data context
Diptheria 12 Show data context 16 Show data context 67 Show data context
Lungs 67 Show data context 27 Show data context 65 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 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 775 Show data context 134 Show data context 139 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 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other TB 37 Show data context 26 Show data context 26 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 5 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 77 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 30 Show data context 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Smallpox 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
Whooping Cough 45 Show data context 27 Show data context 24 Show data context
Measles 16 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 23 Show data context
Lungs 91 Show data context 49 Show data context 45 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 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 753 Show data context 101 Show data context 112 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 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 25 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 8 Show data context 23 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 33 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 35 Show data context 14 Show data context 18 Show data context
Measles 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 12 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 12 Show data context
Lungs 120 Show data context 61 Show data context 47 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 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 614 Show data context 69 Show data context 63 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 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 37 Show data context 20 Show data context 16 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 5 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 65 Show data context 11 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 58 Show data context 23 Show data context 21 Show data context
Measles 13 Show data context 15 Show data context 13 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 24 Show data context
Lungs 108 Show data context 43 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 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 668 Show data context 53 Show data context 58 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 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 28 Show data context 19 Show data context 16 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 11 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 30 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 35 Show data context 15 Show data context 7 Show data context
Measles 8 Show data context 8 Show data context 12 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 30 Show data context
Lungs 124 Show data context 47 Show data context 32 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 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 547 Show data context 46 Show data context 54 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, St Asaph 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/10187746/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 17th September 2019