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 220 Show data context 131 Show data context 151 Show data context
Other TB 791 Show data context 598 Show data context 586 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 126 Show data context 159 Show data context 595 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 141 Show data context 305 Show data context 1,112 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,362 Show data context 468 Show data context 239 Show data context
Smallpox 163 Show data context 129 Show data context 218 Show data context
Whooping Cough 607 Show data context 456 Show data context 384 Show data context
Measles 184 Show data context 311 Show data context 474 Show data context
Diptheria 24 Show data context 43 Show data context 123 Show data context
Lungs 2,634 Show data context 1,243 Show data context 924 Show data context
Cancer 8 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 212 Show data context 110 Show data context 259 Show data context
Other 10,302 Show data context 1,732 Show data context 1,508 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 257 Show data context 156 Show data context 162 Show data context
Other TB 1,009 Show data context 664 Show data context 564 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 101 Show data context 168 Show data context 530 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 182 Show data context 417 Show data context 1,402 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,831 Show data context 562 Show data context 280 Show data context
Smallpox 95 Show data context 41 Show data context 99 Show data context
Whooping Cough 675 Show data context 436 Show data context 305 Show data context
Measles 250 Show data context 539 Show data context 537 Show data context
Diptheria 45 Show data context 74 Show data context 256 Show data context
Lungs 3,073 Show data context 1,398 Show data context 930 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 291 Show data context 113 Show data context 249 Show data context
Other 10,801 Show data context 1,965 Show data context 1,683 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 244 Show data context 137 Show data context 124 Show data context
Other TB 1,143 Show data context 669 Show data context 536 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 44 Show data context 91 Show data context 299 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 96 Show data context 196 Show data context 865 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,008 Show data context 490 Show data context 160 Show data context
Smallpox 131 Show data context 28 Show data context 116 Show data context
Whooping Cough 872 Show data context 559 Show data context 379 Show data context
Measles 266 Show data context 557 Show data context 573 Show data context
Diptheria 34 Show data context 30 Show data context 192 Show data context
Lungs 3,814 Show data context 1,715 Show data context 970 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 284 Show data context 111 Show data context 227 Show data context
Other 10,941 Show data context 1,616 Show data context 1,326 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 147 Show data context 90 Show data context 106 Show data context
Other TB 1,309 Show data context 647 Show data context 534 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 21 Show data context 34 Show data context 160 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 37 Show data context 91 Show data context 259 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,707 Show data context 324 Show data context 103 Show data context
Smallpox 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 925 Show data context 594 Show data context 404 Show data context
Measles 310 Show data context 657 Show data context 570 Show data context
Diptheria 36 Show data context 121 Show data context 563 Show data context
Lungs 4,166 Show data context 1,967 Show data context 1,516 Show data context
Cancer 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 10 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 357 Show data context 109 Show data context 232 Show data context
Other 11,586 Show data context 1,619 Show data context 1,043 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 93 Show data context 61 Show data context 85 Show data context
Other TB 1,364 Show data context 537 Show data context 491 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 85 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 21 Show data context 44 Show data context 222 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,960 Show data context 428 Show data context 98 Show data context
Smallpox 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context
Whooping Cough 975 Show data context 553 Show data context 365 Show data context
Measles 407 Show data context 788 Show data context 643 Show data context
Diptheria 37 Show data context 114 Show data context 576 Show data context
Lungs 3,888 Show data context 1,828 Show data context 1,208 Show data context
Cancer 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 14 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 507 Show data context 122 Show data context 253 Show data context
Other 13,585 Show data context 1,324 Show data context 994 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 60 Show data context 49 Show data context 56 Show data context
Other TB 678 Show data context 444 Show data context 449 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 37 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 14 Show data context 30 Show data context 112 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,247 Show data context 310 Show data context 67 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 834 Show data context 471 Show data context 260 Show data context
Measles 324 Show data context 568 Show data context 471 Show data context
Diptheria 23 Show data context 75 Show data context 660 Show data context
Lungs 3,130 Show data context 1,205 Show data context 732 Show data context
Cancer 6 Show data context 4 Show data context 15 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 451 Show data context 135 Show data context 212 Show data context
Other 12,336 Show data context 1,025 Show data context 894 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, Hampshire RegC 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/10107350/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 22nd October 2019