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Infantile Mortality

Volume 345: debated on Monday 20 March 1939

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the report of the Committee on Maternity and Child Welfare, on which the director-general of the Indian Medical Service served, will be available to Members of this House; and whether he can give statistics of the rate of infant mortality in India during the last five years for which statistics are available?

The hon. Member will appreciate that responsibility

Statistics of the rate of infantile mortality in British India during the years 1932–36.
Year.Deaths under 1 month.1–6 months.6–12 months.Total deaths.Total rate per 1,000 live birthsPercent. of the total mortality.
Number.Per cent. of total infantile mortality.Number.Per cent. of total infantile mortality.Number.Per cent. of total infantile mortality.
1932747,51249435,89329344,027231,527,432168.7 (males 177, females 160)26
1933796,13648479,88029374,957231,650,973171 (males 177, females 163)27
1934780,91845539,66631413,932241,734,516187 (males 195, females 178)25
1935741,37247488,54430358,286231,588,202164(males 171, females 156)24
1936766,37247.3506,502312347,94221.51,620,816162.4 (males 170.9, females 153.1)25–4