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 140 Show data context 169 Show data context 180 Show data context
Other TB 893 Show data context 688 Show data context 502 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 88 Show data context 149 Show data context 448 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 270 Show data context 640 Show data context 1,621 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,320 Show data context 1,179 Show data context 346 Show data context
Smallpox 143 Show data context 69 Show data context 144 Show data context
Whooping Cough 771 Show data context 690 Show data context 715 Show data context
Measles 271 Show data context 629 Show data context 562 Show data context
Diptheria 12 Show data context 20 Show data context 36 Show data context
Lungs 2,725 Show data context 1,586 Show data context 1,097 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 215 Show data context 126 Show data context 354 Show data context
Other 10,876 Show data context 2,511 Show data context 1,772 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 118 Show data context 118 Show data context 149 Show data context
Other TB 940 Show data context 726 Show data context 559 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 75 Show data context 142 Show data context 484 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 225 Show data context 590 Show data context 1,864 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,752 Show data context 1,483 Show data context 411 Show data context
Smallpox 87 Show data context 44 Show data context 72 Show data context
Whooping Cough 879 Show data context 839 Show data context 756 Show data context
Measles 374 Show data context 708 Show data context 720 Show data context
Diptheria 49 Show data context 100 Show data context 144 Show data context
Lungs 2,907 Show data context 1,791 Show data context 1,229 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 191 Show data context 149 Show data context 319 Show data context
Other 9,986 Show data context 2,208 Show data context 1,728 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 64 Show data context 56 Show data context 74 Show data context
Other TB 672 Show data context 545 Show data context 420 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 38 Show data context 70 Show data context 201 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 141 Show data context 380 Show data context 1,058 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,526 Show data context 903 Show data context 203 Show data context
Smallpox 56 Show data context 17 Show data context 45 Show data context
Whooping Cough 633 Show data context 607 Show data context 568 Show data context
Measles 229 Show data context 478 Show data context 418 Show data context
Diptheria 25 Show data context 37 Show data context 66 Show data context
Lungs 2,432 Show data context 1,445 Show data context 920 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 180 Show data context 95 Show data context 268 Show data context
Other 7,729 Show data context 1,544 Show data context 1,082 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 18 Show data context 44 Show data context
Other TB 546 Show data context 378 Show data context 296 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 34 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 44 Show data context 67 Show data context 206 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,236 Show data context 400 Show data context 91 Show data context
Smallpox 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 363 Show data context 351 Show data context 331 Show data context
Measles 259 Show data context 545 Show data context 491 Show data context
Diptheria 10 Show data context 45 Show data context 84 Show data context
Lungs 1,846 Show data context 1,233 Show data context 937 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 255 Show data context 64 Show data context 177 Show data context
Other 5,631 Show data context 1,063 Show data context 642 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 15 Show data context 17 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other TB 437 Show data context 291 Show data context 215 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 8 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 7 Show data context 8 Show data context 37 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,616 Show data context 496 Show data context 96 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 377 Show data context 304 Show data context 291 Show data context
Measles 313 Show data context 648 Show data context 475 Show data context
Diptheria 26 Show data context 59 Show data context 98 Show data context
Lungs 1,881 Show data context 1,126 Show data context 726 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 502 Show data context 67 Show data context 296 Show data context
Other 5,297 Show data context 752 Show data context 418 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 17 Show data context 25 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other TB 251 Show data context 155 Show data context 189 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 22 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,452 Show data context 427 Show data context 69 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 230 Show data context 160 Show data context 120 Show data context
Measles 184 Show data context 388 Show data context 263 Show data context
Diptheria 16 Show data context 28 Show data context 56 Show data context
Lungs 1,351 Show data context 806 Show data context 464 Show data context
Cancer 2 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 365 Show data context 73 Show data context 330 Show data context
Other 3,692 Show data context 439 Show data context 278 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, Manchester PLPar/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/10005462/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 18th November 2019