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 355 Show data context 195 Show data context 231 Show data context
Other TB 1,184 Show data context 720 Show data context 597 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 121 Show data context 148 Show data context 524 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 184 Show data context 366 Show data context 1,321 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,240 Show data context 626 Show data context 403 Show data context
Smallpox 151 Show data context 72 Show data context 157 Show data context
Whooping Cough 858 Show data context 580 Show data context 433 Show data context
Measles 230 Show data context 414 Show data context 521 Show data context
Diptheria 39 Show data context 66 Show data context 292 Show data context
Lungs 3,030 Show data context 1,329 Show data context 1,044 Show data context
Cancer 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 182 Show data context 134 Show data context 262 Show data context
Other 13,346 Show data context 1,938 Show data context 2,001 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 230 Show data context 171 Show data context 200 Show data context
Other TB 1,615 Show data context 846 Show data context 729 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 155 Show data context 192 Show data context 492 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 250 Show data context 539 Show data context 1,838 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,967 Show data context 655 Show data context 265 Show data context
Smallpox 178 Show data context 55 Show data context 131 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,212 Show data context 768 Show data context 542 Show data context
Measles 355 Show data context 652 Show data context 659 Show data context
Diptheria 70 Show data context 138 Show data context 427 Show data context
Lungs 3,944 Show data context 1,698 Show data context 1,093 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 262 Show data context 151 Show data context 272 Show data context
Other 15,126 Show data context 2,255 Show data context 2,105 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 288 Show data context 182 Show data context 163 Show data context
Other TB 1,822 Show data context 933 Show data context 685 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 83 Show data context 92 Show data context 279 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 129 Show data context 270 Show data context 949 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,946 Show data context 653 Show data context 194 Show data context
Smallpox 84 Show data context 28 Show data context 71 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,282 Show data context 809 Show data context 517 Show data context
Measles 317 Show data context 546 Show data context 502 Show data context
Diptheria 43 Show data context 70 Show data context 349 Show data context
Lungs 4,769 Show data context 2,000 Show data context 1,151 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 12 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 312 Show data context 138 Show data context 272 Show data context
Other 14,696 Show data context 2,041 Show data context 1,726 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 212 Show data context 150 Show data context 151 Show data context
Other TB 1,732 Show data context 806 Show data context 699 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 104 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 57 Show data context 141 Show data context 464 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 2,573 Show data context 454 Show data context 119 Show data context
Smallpox 75 Show data context 28 Show data context 68 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,316 Show data context 792 Show data context 470 Show data context
Measles 386 Show data context 738 Show data context 648 Show data context
Diptheria 70 Show data context 120 Show data context 674 Show data context
Lungs 4,936 Show data context 2,406 Show data context 1,899 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 377 Show data context 160 Show data context 292 Show data context
Other 15,161 Show data context 1,971 Show data context 1,350 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 169 Show data context 118 Show data context 121 Show data context
Other TB 1,553 Show data context 708 Show data context 676 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 9 Show data context 53 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 28 Show data context 52 Show data context 252 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,705 Show data context 526 Show data context 95 Show data context
Smallpox 55 Show data context 26 Show data context 56 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,230 Show data context 659 Show data context 375 Show data context
Measles 519 Show data context 805 Show data context 647 Show data context
Diptheria 113 Show data context 255 Show data context 1,220 Show data context
Lungs 4,894 Show data context 1,994 Show data context 1,340 Show data context
Cancer 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 22 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 523 Show data context 135 Show data context 274 Show data context
Other 16,644 Show data context 1,664 Show data context 1,143 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 87 Show data context 67 Show data context 76 Show data context
Other TB 862 Show data context 493 Show data context 577 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 26 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 19 Show data context 30 Show data context 179 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 3,001 Show data context 458 Show data context 104 Show data context
Smallpox 144 Show data context 59 Show data context 161 Show data context
Whooping Cough 1,112 Show data context 562 Show data context 360 Show data context
Measles 282 Show data context 552 Show data context 440 Show data context
Diptheria 43 Show data context 99 Show data context 595 Show data context
Lungs 3,849 Show data context 1,473 Show data context 831 Show data context
Cancer 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 25 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 498 Show data context 113 Show data context 223 Show data context
Other 14,956 Show data context 1,295 Show data context 973 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, Kent 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/10134729/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 25th October 2021