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 18 Show data context 14 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other TB 21 Show data context 16 Show data context 25 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 19 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 16 Show data context 30 Show data context 89 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 7 Show data context
Smallpox 15 Show data context 7 Show data context 9 Show data context
Whooping Cough 44 Show data context 29 Show data context 21 Show data context
Measles 8 Show data context 28 Show data context 29 Show data context
Diptheria 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 7 Show data context
Lungs 98 Show data context 56 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 7 Show data context 4 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 960 Show data context 114 Show data context 124 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 8 Show data context 9 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other TB 28 Show data context 25 Show data context 20 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 15 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 10 Show data context 25 Show data context 59 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 28 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 9 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 35 Show data context 32 Show data context 19 Show data context
Measles 9 Show data context 19 Show data context 21 Show data context
Diptheria 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 17 Show data context
Lungs 128 Show data context 50 Show data context 36 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 6 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 922 Show data context 154 Show data context 150 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 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 51 Show data context 27 Show data context 37 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 9 Show data context 16 Show data context 76 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 38 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 37 Show data context 20 Show data context 14 Show data context
Measles 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 11 Show data context
Lungs 177 Show data context 71 Show data context 31 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 3 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 770 Show data context 108 Show data context 96 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 34 Show data context 25 Show data context 22 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 30 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 29 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 36 Show data context 20 Show data context 14 Show data context
Measles 7 Show data context 18 Show data context 8 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 17 Show data context
Lungs 193 Show data context 79 Show data context 80 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 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 588 Show data context 78 Show data context 62 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 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 43 Show data context 24 Show data context 28 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3 Show data context 8 Show data context 31 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 52 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Smallpox 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 37 Show data context 20 Show data context 18 Show data context
Measles 15 Show data context 17 Show data context 15 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 20 Show data context
Lungs 191 Show data context 65 Show data context 50 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 25 Show data context 8 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 550 Show data context 76 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 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 23 Show data context 17 Show data context 26 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 10 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 35 Show data context 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 30 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context
Measles 9 Show data context 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 22 Show data context
Lungs 132 Show data context 59 Show data context 28 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 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 6 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 513 Show data context 43 Show data context 44 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, Bakewell 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/10063152/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 19th January 2022