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 10 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other TB 59 Show data context 39 Show data context 32 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 7 Show data context 14 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 17 Show data context 32 Show data context 120 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 76 Show data context 13 Show data context 16 Show data context
Smallpox 19 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context
Whooping Cough 62 Show data context 27 Show data context 21 Show data context
Measles 20 Show data context 30 Show data context 36 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 9 Show data context
Lungs 178 Show data context 67 Show data context 51 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 24 Show data context 5 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 885 Show data context 105 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 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other TB 61 Show data context 34 Show data context 34 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 21 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 15 Show data context 34 Show data context 86 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 76 Show data context 13 Show data context 3 Show data context
Smallpox 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 52 Show data context 21 Show data context 10 Show data context
Measles 16 Show data context 26 Show data context 23 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 19 Show data context
Lungs 202 Show data context 58 Show data context 53 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 20 Show data context 8 Show data context 32 Show data context
Other 862 Show data context 96 Show data context 86 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 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 126 Show data context 59 Show data context 43 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 13 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 11 Show data context 30 Show data context 107 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 131 Show data context 16 Show data context 9 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 62 Show data context 45 Show data context 19 Show data context
Measles 26 Show data context 47 Show data context 36 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 21 Show data context
Lungs 308 Show data context 104 Show data context 74 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 14 Show data context 14 Show data context 29 Show data context
Other 1,163 Show data context 139 Show data context 120 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 16 Show data context 12 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other TB 117 Show data context 64 Show data context 45 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 11 Show data context 21 Show data context 58 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 143 Show data context 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 93 Show data context 45 Show data context 29 Show data context
Measles 38 Show data context 66 Show data context 56 Show data context
Diptheria 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context
Lungs 399 Show data context 163 Show data context 129 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 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 1,248 Show data context 149 Show data context 106 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 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other TB 120 Show data context 46 Show data context 42 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 33 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 196 Show data context 26 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 85 Show data context 41 Show data context 25 Show data context
Measles 39 Show data context 80 Show data context 40 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 16 Show data context 42 Show data context
Lungs 374 Show data context 176 Show data context 108 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 27 Show data context 5 Show data context 30 Show data context
Other 1,445 Show data context 156 Show data context 91 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 11 Show data context 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 66 Show data context 36 Show data context 37 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 7 Show data context 25 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 144 Show data context 16 Show data context 1 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 66 Show data context 43 Show data context 26 Show data context
Measles 14 Show data context 46 Show data context 30 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 10 Show data context 45 Show data context
Lungs 364 Show data context 108 Show data context 66 Show data context
Cancer 2 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 15 Show data context 8 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 1,225 Show data context 111 Show data context 72 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, Shardlow 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/10220786/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 20th January 2020