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UNIDER 1 TO 5 5 to 20 ALL OVER 1 YEAR. YEARS. YEARS. 20 YEARS. WARD. * § † g § g à | 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 35 22 11 7 13 17 18 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 52 17 22 9 4 39 15 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 28 13 14 3 5 25 26 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 21 6 4 5 4 23 18 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 24 12 13 6 4 13 13 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 88 46 . 46 10 10 25 18 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 31 19 15 3 4 23 J3 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 35 34 19 6 3 25 15 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 24 22 19 8 6 32 27 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 14 8 7 3 5 13 23 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 6 10 7 1 | . . . . . . . . 26 26 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 12 5 11 6 7 29 20 13 67 69 39 46 26 14 40 37 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 31 17 14 7 11 28 26 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 36 18 22 11 I2 37 27 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 37 14 10 7 3 31 23 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 43 28 28 15 7 35 35 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 50 26 24 11 8 24 25 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 49 32 36 15 11 24 25 20 59 68 18 16 10 7 31 39 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 22 7 12 7 8 34 35 *... ................ 42 35 8 9 4 8 22 22 28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 31 14 19 6 6 to. 30 32 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 3S 21 14 7 4 3S 28 25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 35 S 13 2 6 20 11 Non-residents ... . . . . . 1S 11 4 7 S 3 2S 20 Unknown. . . . . . . . . . . . 33 42 8 5 2 . . . . . . . . 13 9 Total, each sex... . . . . . 1,139 967 476 463 205 173 723 626 Total, both sexes..... 2,106 989 378 1,349

Principal Causes of Death : Watives of Boston. — The greatest number of deaths from any cause was 634, from pneumonia, 9 less than in 1901; these 643 deaths was 13.47 per cent. of the total mortality of natives of Boston; there were 352 males and 282 females, or 13.84 per cent. of the Boston born male decedents, and 12.65 per cent. of the Boston born female decedents. The deaths from this cause, of natives of Boston, was 50.15 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause in the city. Phthisis is the second leading cause of death among the natives of Boston, with a total of 487 deaths, 21 less than in 1901, and 10.2 per cent. of the total mortality of natives of Boston; there were 264 males and 223 females; the males were 10.38 per cent. and the females 10 per cent. Of the male and female decedents, respectively, who were natives of Boston. The deaths of natives of Boston by phthisis were 39.91 per cent. of the total mortality from that cause in the city.

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Infant Mortality. — The greatest number of deaths under 1 year from any specified cause was 259, from pneumonia; this was an increase of 15 over the number for 1901; the percentage of deaths from this cause of the total mortality of children less than 1 year of age was 12.29 per cent. ; this number was also 20.49 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause of all ages. Marasmus is the cause of death recorded for the next highest number of decedents from any specified cause, the number being 195, or 9.26 per cent. of the total mortality less than 1 year of age, and 73.3 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause of all ages. Cholera infantum is returned as the cause of death in 141 cases, or 6.69 per cent. of the total mortality less than 1 year of age, and 79.66 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause. Bronchitis, with 100 deaths, is the cause of 4,74 per cent. of the infant mortality, and these deaths are 30.6 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause of all ages. Of the deaths from the other causes specified, there were 17 from phthisis, 35 of diseases of the heart, 103 of meningitis, 30 of apoplexy, 2 of nephritis, 2 of typhoid fever, 25 of diphtheria, 3 of scarlet fever, 22 of smallpox, 5 accidental, and 9 of unknown C3,UlSéS. JDeaths from 1 to 5 Years, Natives of Boston.— Pheumonia is the cause of death of the greatest number from any specified cause; of children from 1 to 5 years of age, the number was 224, and the percentage of deaths from this cause, of the total mortality from all causes of decedents of these ages, was 23.85, and 17.72 per cent. of the deaths from this cause of all ages.

The cause of deaths next highest among those specified in the table is diphtheria; from this cause there were 93 deaths, or about 10 per cent. of the total mortality of these ages, and 47.45 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause of all ages. Meningitis is next in order with 131 deaths, or 13.84 per cent. of the total mortality of these ages, and 33.5 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause of all ages. Scarlet fever is given as the cause of 39 deaths in this class, or 4.26 per cent. of the total deaths between 1 and 5 years, and 46.4 per cent. Of the total number of deaths from this cause. Of the other specified causes of death, there were 35 from phthisis, 35 from bronchitis, 17 from diseases of the heart, 23 from marasmus, 7 from nephritis, 25 from cholera infantum, 2 from appendicitis, 27 from smallpox, 28 accidental deaths, and 4 from unknown causes. Deaths from 5 to 20 Years, Natives of Boston. — There were 67 deaths from phthisis, or 17.72 per cent. of the whole number of deaths from 5 to 20 years, and 5.46 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause. Diseases of the heart caused the next greatest number of deaths in this class of decedents; there were 38, or about 10 per cent. of the total from all causes, and 3.13 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause of all ages. There were 34 deaths from diphtheria, 35 from pneumonia, 14 from scarlet fever, 8 from appendicitis, 7 from nephritis, 5 from smallpox, 4 from bronchitis, 13 from typhoid fever, 2 from marasmus, 35 from accidents, 1 suicide, and 2 from unknown causes. All Ages Above 20 Years, Watives of Boston. — There were 369 deaths from phthisis, which is the largest number from any specified cause in these ages; this number was 27.35 per cent. of the total mortality above the age of 20 years, and 3.02 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause of all ages. Deaths due to diseases of the heart numbered 202, or 14.23 per cent. of the total of deaths above 20 years of age, and 16.63 per cent. of the total mortality from this cause of all ages. Pneumonia is given as the cause in 104 cases, or 7.48 per cent. of the total mortality above 20 years of age, and 8.22 per cent. of the whole number of deaths from this cause of all ages. The deaths from bronchitis were 22, meningitis 13, apoplexy 69, marasmus 2, nephritis 59, Bright’s disease 19, cancer 56, typhoid fever 16, diphtheria 4, scarlet fever 1, appendicitis 14, smallpox 14, accident 41, suicide 11, homicide 1, and from unknown Causes 8.

OCCUPATIONS OF MALE DECEDENTS IN 1902.

Professional . © & e © o o © . 139

Trade and commerce, financial o o e o . 692

Hotel and boarding-house keepers, bartenders, barbers, janitors, etc. . o e e e e • . 118

Bakers and confectioners

Blacksmiths . e e o e

Boot and shoe makers and operatives

Butchers

Bookbinders .

Cooks

Carriagemakers e g

Cabinetmakers and upholsterers

Carpenters, joiners and builders

Cigar and tobacco workers

Coopers e e e

Calkers, riggers, sailmakers, etc.

Drug clerks and chemists e e

Draymen, hackmen, teamsters, etc.

Engineers and firemen (stationary)

Electricians . so e e

Farmers and farm laborers e

Florists, gardeners and nurserymen

Iron and steel and metal workers

Inspectors (?)

Jewellers

Letter-carriers

Laborers e &

Laundry workers . e o o e e

Leather workers.(other than boots and shoes).

Mechanics c e

Machinists e g

Marble and stone workers

Masons (brick and stone)

Millers (flour and grist)

Piano and organ builders o o G e o

Policemen, firemen, government employees (non-professional) Q e e e e te te e

Printers, compositors, pressmen, etc.

Painters, glaziers and decorators

Plasterers and whitewashers

Plumbers, steam and gas fitters

Paper cutters

Paper hangers e e o e o
Railroad employees (steam and electric).
ROOfers e so e e
Real estate agents.

Retired

Students © o
Sailors, pilots, fishermen

Spinners (?) e e e o
Soldiers, sailors, marines (U. S.) .
Servants

Tailors .

Tinwaremakers

Telephone and telegraph operators . o o o o 16 Undertakers . o © e g o o e o 5 Unknown . o g o e e o © e 92 Woodworkers e c o e © o o © 23 At home e e o e o - © o . 2,069

Four each of the following: Glassblowers, photographers, rubber workers; 3 each of stevedores and ropemakers; 2 each of bridge builders, hosemakers and boxmakers, and 1 each of 30 miscellaneous trades or occupations that could not be readily classified in the above list.

OCCUPATIONS OF FEMALE DECEDENTS IN 1902.

Professional . e e e & o e o e 58 Domestic service . e e o e e o e 452 Mercantile and commercial . e o o o e 87 Dressmakers. o e & e © e o o 29 Milliners to © e o e © o & * 8 Mill and factory operatives . te e se to © 9 Seamstresses e o e o o o & e 18 Tailoresses . o o • e e o e - 10 Candymakers to o e e o o te e 7 At school o © { } e go & o e e 100 At home o e to e e © to o & 381 Housewives and housekeepers & to e © . 1,108 None . o e o e e o se e . 3,010 Boot and shoe workers . o * © e e e 4

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Two each of telephone operators, bookbinders and paper-boxmakers, and 1 each of the following: Brushmaker, carpetmaker, jewelry worker, hair worker, rubber worker, pedler, costumer, secretary, hairdresser, and member of Salvation Army. There were 4 of religious occupations, and 5 retired teachers; of unknown occupations there were 19.

DEATHS IN INSTITUTIONS.

There were 3,302 deaths in the various institutions of the city in 1902; there were 1,872 males and 1,430 females; of these, 2,428 were residents of the city, 1,386 males and 1,042 females; 675 were non-residents, 390 males and 285 females; and of 199 the residence was unknown, 96 males and 103 females.

The number of residents of the city who died in institutions by ward residence and sex are given in the following table :

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