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 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other TB 82 Show data context 61 Show data context 54 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 22 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 5 Show data context 23 Show data context 53 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 101 Show data context 31 Show data context 12 Show data context
Smallpox 42 Show data context 15 Show data context 37 Show data context
Whooping Cough 28 Show data context 26 Show data context 15 Show data context
Measles 18 Show data context 47 Show data context 50 Show data context
Diptheria 6 Show data context 10 Show data context 24 Show data context
Lungs 165 Show data context 65 Show data context 54 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 4 Show data context 6 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 966 Show data context 103 Show data context 102 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 13 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other TB 117 Show data context 51 Show data context 38 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 22 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 27 Show data context 48 Show data context 195 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 226 Show data context 25 Show data context 9 Show data context
Smallpox 32 Show data context 9 Show data context 28 Show data context
Whooping Cough 47 Show data context 35 Show data context 27 Show data context
Measles 16 Show data context 37 Show data context 31 Show data context
Diptheria 6 Show data context 9 Show data context 15 Show data context
Lungs 199 Show data context 101 Show data context 68 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 15 Show data context 11 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 1,272 Show data context 109 Show data context 116 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 10 Show data context 11 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other TB 149 Show data context 46 Show data context 43 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 15 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 6 Show data context 12 Show data context 33 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 243 Show data context 28 Show data context 8 Show data context
Smallpox 13 Show data context 5 Show data context 17 Show data context
Whooping Cough 63 Show data context 32 Show data context 18 Show data context
Measles 15 Show data context 28 Show data context 19 Show data context
Diptheria 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 15 Show data context
Lungs 310 Show data context 157 Show data context 56 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 23 Show data context 11 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 1,183 Show data context 118 Show data context 107 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 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other TB 89 Show data context 52 Show data context 38 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 3 Show data context 7 Show data context 31 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 182 Show data context 25 Show data context 6 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 69 Show data context 38 Show data context 30 Show data context
Measles 14 Show data context 24 Show data context 17 Show data context
Diptheria 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 22 Show data context
Lungs 326 Show data context 165 Show data context 98 Show data context
Cancer 0 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 15 Show data context 5 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 1,115 Show data context 166 Show data context 91 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 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other TB 81 Show data context 61 Show data context 36 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 14 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 230 Show data context 27 Show data context 5 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 57 Show data context 27 Show data context 10 Show data context
Measles 23 Show data context 33 Show data context 21 Show data context
Diptheria 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 25 Show data context
Lungs 243 Show data context 118 Show data context 98 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 24 Show data context 7 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 1,135 Show data context 132 Show data context 76 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 1 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 20 Show data context 25 Show data context 34 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 136 Show data context 13 Show data context 5 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 37 Show data context 32 Show data context 17 Show data context
Measles 15 Show data context 27 Show data context 30 Show data context
Diptheria 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 19 Show data context
Lungs 178 Show data context 85 Show data context 59 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 16 Show data context 7 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 846 Show data context 90 Show data context 84 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, Scarborough 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/10139594/cube/CoD_grouped_U5

Date accessed: 19th January 2020