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 54 Show data context 28 Show data context 21 Show data context
Other TB 60 Show data context 38 Show data context 35 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 7 Show data context 16 Show data context 49 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 18 Show data context 30 Show data context 98 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 33 Show data context 19 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 27 Show data context 15 Show data context 11 Show data context
Whooping Cough 67 Show data context 35 Show data context 24 Show data context
Measles 26 Show data context 48 Show data context 26 Show data context
Diptheria 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context
Lungs 213 Show data context 90 Show data context 83 Show data context
Cancer 1 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 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 43 Show data context
Other 1,118 Show data context 138 Show data context 135 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 41 Show data context 29 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other TB 98 Show data context 57 Show data context 35 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 32 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 27 Show data context 30 Show data context 94 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 107 Show data context 29 Show data context 10 Show data context
Smallpox 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
Whooping Cough 44 Show data context 28 Show data context 18 Show data context
Measles 25 Show data context 64 Show data context 41 Show data context
Diptheria 8 Show data context 12 Show data context 9 Show data context
Lungs 255 Show data context 127 Show data context 60 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 9 Show data context 36 Show data context
Other 1,105 Show data context 163 Show data context 126 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 21 Show data context 22 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other TB 68 Show data context 45 Show data context 16 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 11 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 16 Show data context 29 Show data context 126 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 142 Show data context 26 Show data context 9 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 54 Show data context 25 Show data context 16 Show data context
Measles 22 Show data context 36 Show data context 27 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 19 Show data context
Lungs 297 Show data context 109 Show data context 70 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 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 985 Show data context 99 Show data context 102 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 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other TB 29 Show data context 16 Show data context 18 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 6 Show data context 14 Show data context 36 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 62 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 48 Show data context 20 Show data context 17 Show data context
Measles 9 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 21 Show data context
Lungs 194 Show data context 85 Show data context 73 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 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 620 Show data context 71 Show data context 53 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 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 20 Show data context 11 Show data context 15 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 63 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 25 Show data context 21 Show data context 5 Show data context
Measles 11 Show data context 26 Show data context 21 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
Lungs 156 Show data context 57 Show data context 46 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 13 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 524 Show data context 51 Show data context 36 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 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 21 Show data context 15 Show data context 16 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 25 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 32 Show data context 16 Show data context 9 Show data context
Measles 7 Show data context 15 Show data context 15 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 11 Show data context
Lungs 185 Show data context 62 Show data context 34 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 5 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 388 Show data context 37 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, Madeley 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/10216436/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 17th September 2019