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 22 Show data context 26 Show data context 36 Show data context
Other TB 348 Show data context 325 Show data context 235 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 11 Show data context 14 Show data context 51 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 72 Show data context 162 Show data context 483 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 330 Show data context 173 Show data context 41 Show data context
Smallpox 86 Show data context 69 Show data context 112 Show data context
Whooping Cough 189 Show data context 117 Show data context 74 Show data context
Measles 100 Show data context 224 Show data context 186 Show data context
Diptheria 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 27 Show data context
Lungs 643 Show data context 381 Show data context 242 Show data context
Cancer 0 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 21 Show data context 35 Show data context 52 Show data context
Other 4,148 Show data context 712 Show data context 464 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 30 Show data context 29 Show data context 54 Show data context
Other TB 590 Show data context 396 Show data context 254 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 16 Show data context 45 Show data context 177 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 73 Show data context 182 Show data context 568 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 864 Show data context 283 Show data context 73 Show data context
Smallpox 120 Show data context 70 Show data context 184 Show data context
Whooping Cough 246 Show data context 187 Show data context 110 Show data context
Measles 102 Show data context 223 Show data context 165 Show data context
Diptheria 24 Show data context 23 Show data context 79 Show data context
Lungs 1,274 Show data context 673 Show data context 392 Show data context
Cancer 0 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 47 Show data context 40 Show data context 95 Show data context
Other 5,490 Show data context 1,021 Show data context 688 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 43 Show data context 47 Show data context 53 Show data context
Other TB 556 Show data context 392 Show data context 258 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 24 Show data context 40 Show data context 121 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 113 Show data context 234 Show data context 772 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 1,000 Show data context 316 Show data context 73 Show data context
Smallpox 95 Show data context 37 Show data context 34 Show data context
Whooping Cough 314 Show data context 245 Show data context 155 Show data context
Measles 157 Show data context 279 Show data context 238 Show data context
Diptheria 5 Show data context 12 Show data context 42 Show data context
Lungs 1,755 Show data context 896 Show data context 504 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 48 Show data context 46 Show data context 74 Show data context
Other 5,804 Show data context 1,031 Show data context 592 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 47 Show data context 31 Show data context 50 Show data context
Other TB 381 Show data context 300 Show data context 213 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 8 Show data context 11 Show data context 45 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 54 Show data context 117 Show data context 361 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 706 Show data context 189 Show data context 44 Show data context
Smallpox 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context
Whooping Cough 324 Show data context 243 Show data context 166 Show data context
Measles 163 Show data context 315 Show data context 235 Show data context
Diptheria 11 Show data context 26 Show data context 70 Show data context
Lungs 1,685 Show data context 1,009 Show data context 622 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 68 Show data context 19 Show data context 65 Show data context
Other 4,745 Show data context 912 Show data context 518 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 20 Show data context 31 Show data context 33 Show data context
Other TB 290 Show data context 228 Show data context 201 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 25 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 16 Show data context 43 Show data context 164 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 798 Show data context 145 Show data context 26 Show data context
Smallpox 22 Show data context 10 Show data context 19 Show data context
Whooping Cough 266 Show data context 207 Show data context 105 Show data context
Measles 227 Show data context 359 Show data context 282 Show data context
Diptheria 16 Show data context 40 Show data context 156 Show data context
Lungs 1,817 Show data context 884 Show data context 454 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 161 Show data context 27 Show data context 52 Show data context
Other 4,465 Show data context 743 Show data context 364 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 21 Show data context 27 Show data context 31 Show data context
Other TB 198 Show data context 177 Show data context 181 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 8 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 5 Show data context 20 Show data context 122 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 828 Show data context 144 Show data context 44 Show data context
Smallpox 21 Show data context 2 Show data context 7 Show data context
Whooping Cough 220 Show data context 170 Show data context 117 Show data context
Measles 126 Show data context 187 Show data context 151 Show data context
Diptheria 10 Show data context 31 Show data context 111 Show data context
Lungs 1,169 Show data context 584 Show data context 311 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 69 Show data context 23 Show data context 69 Show data context
Other 3,451 Show data context 415 Show data context 274 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, Dewsbury 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/10187813/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 25th October 2021