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- Summer 1892 Luton Health report
“In the past quarter there were 241 births and 159 deaths were registered in Luton, which is equal to annual rates of 31.7 and 21.1 per 1000 respectively. The deaths were chiefly due to :- Measles, 14; diphtheria and croup, 9; bronchitis, pleurisy and pneumonia, 17; heart disease, 13; cancer, 5; nervous system, paralysis, fits, 15.”
“The infant mortality was at the rate of 161.8 per 1,000 birth.”
For comparison, last year the infant mortality in the UK was 3.9 deaths per 1,000 births.
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