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 169 Show data context 90 Show data context 87 Show data context
Other TB 406 Show data context 221 Show data context 218 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 58 Show data context 67 Show data context 215 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 104 Show data context 174 Show data context 589 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 455 Show data context 107 Show data context 70 Show data context
Smallpox 119 Show data context 53 Show data context 84 Show data context
Whooping Cough 370 Show data context 204 Show data context 169 Show data context
Measles 106 Show data context 197 Show data context 193 Show data context
Diptheria 35 Show data context 29 Show data context 134 Show data context
Lungs 1,379 Show data context 590 Show data context 451 Show data context
Cancer 5 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 73 Show data context 89 Show data context 266 Show data context
Other 7,161 Show data context 873 Show data context 914 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 130 Show data context 90 Show data context 78 Show data context
Other TB 513 Show data context 275 Show data context 210 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 73 Show data context 66 Show data context 155 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 110 Show data context 210 Show data context 572 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 883 Show data context 187 Show data context 79 Show data context
Smallpox 57 Show data context 18 Show data context 59 Show data context
Whooping Cough 394 Show data context 207 Show data context 153 Show data context
Measles 138 Show data context 270 Show data context 216 Show data context
Diptheria 50 Show data context 61 Show data context 144 Show data context
Lungs 1,751 Show data context 745 Show data context 478 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 79 Show data context 88 Show data context 261 Show data context
Other 7,265 Show data context 909 Show data context 758 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 89 Show data context 59 Show data context 52 Show data context
Other TB 472 Show data context 227 Show data context 135 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 28 Show data context 31 Show data context 82 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 66 Show data context 178 Show data context 609 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 914 Show data context 160 Show data context 66 Show data context
Smallpox 25 Show data context 5 Show data context 13 Show data context
Whooping Cough 354 Show data context 222 Show data context 128 Show data context
Measles 128 Show data context 168 Show data context 136 Show data context
Diptheria 20 Show data context 35 Show data context 153 Show data context
Lungs 1,891 Show data context 717 Show data context 442 Show data context
Cancer 1 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 76 Show data context 66 Show data context 205 Show data context
Other 6,308 Show data context 715 Show data context 599 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 40 Show data context 44 Show data context 38 Show data context
Other TB 396 Show data context 180 Show data context 150 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 35 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 36 Show data context 74 Show data context 214 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 535 Show data context 81 Show data context 35 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 372 Show data context 203 Show data context 137 Show data context
Measles 110 Show data context 144 Show data context 132 Show data context
Diptheria 14 Show data context 29 Show data context 140 Show data context
Lungs 1,817 Show data context 746 Show data context 474 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 95 Show data context 68 Show data context 142 Show data context
Other 5,265 Show data context 521 Show data context 382 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 28 Show data context 15 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other TB 393 Show data context 138 Show data context 128 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 5 Show data context 3 Show data context 9 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 16 Show data context 41 Show data context 98 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 508 Show data context 52 Show data context 19 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 321 Show data context 176 Show data context 92 Show data context
Measles 105 Show data context 138 Show data context 113 Show data context
Diptheria 22 Show data context 51 Show data context 200 Show data context
Lungs 1,488 Show data context 618 Show data context 332 Show data context
Cancer 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 109 Show data context 30 Show data context 137 Show data context
Other 4,874 Show data context 429 Show data context 317 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 18 Show data context 14 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other TB 225 Show data context 102 Show data context 111 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 65 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 314 Show data context 47 Show data context 11 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 317 Show data context 150 Show data context 95 Show data context
Measles 99 Show data context 135 Show data context 100 Show data context
Diptheria 12 Show data context 19 Show data context 112 Show data context
Lungs 1,278 Show data context 445 Show data context 251 Show data context
Cancer 3 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 84 Show data context 38 Show data context 116 Show data context
Other 4,129 Show data context 354 Show data context 285 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, Shropshire 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/10024948/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 25th June 2022