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Infant Mortality

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 13 June 1945

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asked the Minister of Health what were the infantile mortality rates for the largest cities of the United Kingdom for, 1944; and how do these compare with the principal cities of the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand for the same period.

The following infant mortality rates (per 1,000 live births) were recorded in the largest towns of England and Wales in 1943:

London51
Birmingham55
Liverpool81
Manchester61
Sheffield56
Corresponding rates provisionally reported in respect of towns in Scotland, Northern Ireland, British Dominions and America were as follows:
Edinburgh54
Glasgow82
Belfast111
New York30
Chicago29
New Orleans39
Baltimore44
Boston46
Melbourne34
Brisbane38
Auckland35
Wellington34
Christchurch34
Montreal61
Quebec104
Ottawa45
Cape Town44
Rates for 1944 are not yet available.