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 9 Show data context 11 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other TB 36 Show data context 27 Show data context 23 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 38 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 23 Show data context 38 Show data context 116 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 85 Show data context 27 Show data context 11 Show data context
Smallpox 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 28 Show data context
Whooping Cough 42 Show data context 38 Show data context 37 Show data context
Measles 19 Show data context 42 Show data context 35 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 12 Show data context
Lungs 220 Show data context 117 Show data context 84 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 11 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other 689 Show data context 132 Show data context 139 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 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other TB 46 Show data context 35 Show data context 31 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 46 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 10 Show data context 39 Show data context 149 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 87 Show data context 27 Show data context 13 Show data context
Smallpox 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 82 Show data context 49 Show data context 31 Show data context
Measles 21 Show data context 49 Show data context 51 Show data context
Diptheria 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 28 Show data context
Lungs 212 Show data context 95 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 13 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 660 Show data context 148 Show data context 95 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 17 Show data context 22 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other TB 45 Show data context 34 Show data context 29 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 20 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 65 Show data context 14 Show data context 8 Show data context
Smallpox 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 42 Show data context 26 Show data context 22 Show data context
Measles 11 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 14 Show data context
Lungs 200 Show data context 92 Show data context 47 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 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 530 Show data context 79 Show data context 85 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 9 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other TB 55 Show data context 30 Show data context 23 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 30 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 76 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 52 Show data context 23 Show data context 15 Show data context
Measles 12 Show data context 23 Show data context 31 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 22 Show data context
Lungs 235 Show data context 124 Show data context 72 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 2 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 522 Show data context 89 Show data context 41 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 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 40 Show data context 27 Show data context 12 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 48 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 36 Show data context 32 Show data context 18 Show data context
Measles 10 Show data context 13 Show data context 13 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 16 Show data context
Lungs 167 Show data context 68 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 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 420 Show data context 67 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 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 14 Show data context 14 Show data context 14 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 21 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 10 Show data context 7 Show data context 5 Show data context
Measles 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 13 Show data context
Lungs 84 Show data context 32 Show data context 20 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 17 Show data context 3 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 333 Show data context 42 Show data context 23 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, Tavistock 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/10055660/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 23rd October 2021