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 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 47 Show data context 27 Show data context 16 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 12 Show data context 35 Show data context 111 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 56 Show data context 13 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 14 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context
Whooping Cough 36 Show data context 20 Show data context 18 Show data context
Measles 12 Show data context 10 Show data context 20 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 16 Show data context
Lungs 152 Show data context 63 Show data context 53 Show data context
Cancer 1 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 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 605 Show data context 94 Show data context 105 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 3 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 58 Show data context 35 Show data context 32 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 16 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 10 Show data context 21 Show data context 105 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 85 Show data context 24 Show data context 9 Show data context
Smallpox 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 6 Show data context
Whooping Cough 46 Show data context 22 Show data context 14 Show data context
Measles 28 Show data context 47 Show data context 30 Show data context
Diptheria 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 12 Show data context
Lungs 228 Show data context 77 Show data context 59 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 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 30 Show data context
Other 812 Show data context 118 Show data context 101 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 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 69 Show data context 35 Show data context 17 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 17 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 21 Show data context 27 Show data context 112 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 86 Show data context 24 Show data context 9 Show data context
Smallpox 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 56 Show data context 34 Show data context 18 Show data context
Measles 15 Show data context 26 Show data context 29 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 20 Show data context
Lungs 281 Show data context 136 Show data context 67 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 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 32 Show data context
Other 992 Show data context 142 Show data context 95 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 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 86 Show data context 46 Show data context 28 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 4 Show data context 20 Show data context 35 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 66 Show data context 17 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 62 Show data context 36 Show data context 16 Show data context
Measles 28 Show data context 40 Show data context 38 Show data context
Diptheria 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context
Lungs 260 Show data context 121 Show data context 97 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 12 Show data context 7 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 931 Show data context 122 Show data context 60 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 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other TB 54 Show data context 37 Show data context 22 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 5 Show data context 8 Show data context 23 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 83 Show data context 19 Show data context 7 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 79 Show data context 48 Show data context 29 Show data context
Measles 18 Show data context 38 Show data context 38 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 8 Show data context 25 Show data context
Lungs 295 Show data context 108 Show data context 68 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 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 1,088 Show data context 112 Show data context 69 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 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other TB 50 Show data context 24 Show data context 31 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 4 Show data context 5 Show data context 28 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 78 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 50 Show data context 24 Show data context 12 Show data context
Measles 23 Show data context 33 Show data context 26 Show data context
Diptheria 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 24 Show data context
Lungs 228 Show data context 99 Show data context 52 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 17 Show data context 9 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 930 Show data context 74 Show data context 67 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, Lichfield 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/10187655/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 25th June 2022