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 27 Show data context 17 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other TB 67 Show data context 39 Show data context 40 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 16 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 25 Show data context 44 Show data context 153 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 115 Show data context 42 Show data context 23 Show data context
Smallpox 30 Show data context 24 Show data context 34 Show data context
Whooping Cough 51 Show data context 30 Show data context 24 Show data context
Measles 19 Show data context 35 Show data context 31 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context
Lungs 196 Show data context 75 Show data context 51 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 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 29 Show data context
Other 730 Show data context 102 Show data context 98 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 26 Show data context 15 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other TB 88 Show data context 46 Show data context 27 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 19 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 9 Show data context 35 Show data context 98 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 170 Show data context 64 Show data context 21 Show data context
Smallpox 17 Show data context 8 Show data context 18 Show data context
Whooping Cough 69 Show data context 38 Show data context 28 Show data context
Measles 30 Show data context 65 Show data context 73 Show data context
Diptheria 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 34 Show data context
Lungs 289 Show data context 107 Show data context 61 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 12 Show data context 33 Show data context
Other 916 Show data context 162 Show data context 133 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 12 Show data context 14 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 49 Show data context 33 Show data context 22 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 8 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 26 Show data context 39 Show data context 121 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 208 Show data context 52 Show data context 20 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context
Whooping Cough 74 Show data context 48 Show data context 37 Show data context
Measles 34 Show data context 48 Show data context 43 Show data context
Diptheria 8 Show data context 6 Show data context 31 Show data context
Lungs 322 Show data context 140 Show data context 79 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 9 Show data context 37 Show data context
Other 967 Show data context 137 Show data context 145 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 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 128 Show data context 49 Show data context 28 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 12 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 17 Show data context 28 Show data context 78 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 227 Show data context 61 Show data context 12 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 68 Show data context 48 Show data context 36 Show data context
Measles 51 Show data context 81 Show data context 83 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 11 Show data context
Lungs 371 Show data context 157 Show data context 91 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 9 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 956 Show data context 142 Show data context 93 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 5 Show data context 10 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other TB 157 Show data context 62 Show data context 43 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 38 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 277 Show data context 65 Show data context 11 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 67 Show data context 57 Show data context 22 Show data context
Measles 40 Show data context 89 Show data context 56 Show data context
Diptheria 34 Show data context 27 Show data context 56 Show data context
Lungs 356 Show data context 161 Show data context 74 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 23 Show data context 12 Show data context 43 Show data context
Other 1,041 Show data context 124 Show data context 74 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 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other TB 133 Show data context 49 Show data context 53 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 24 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 130 Show data context 33 Show data context 16 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 59 Show data context 26 Show data context 16 Show data context
Measles 22 Show data context 38 Show data context 27 Show data context
Diptheria 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 46 Show data context
Lungs 217 Show data context 93 Show data context 38 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 11 Show data context 6 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 854 Show data context 86 Show data context 52 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, Runcorn 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/10055830/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 03rd December 2020