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The Registrar-General's return of vital utatistics within boroughs for the month of August gives tho number of births as follows :—Auckland, 65 ; Wellington, 85; Christchurch, 36 ; Dunedin, 38 ; Thames, 9 ; New Plymouth, !); Napier, 32 ; Wanganui, 14; Blenheim, 15; Nelson, 21; Sydenham, 34 ; Lyttelton, 10 ; Timaru, S ; Oamaru, 16; Greymouth, 12 ; Hokitika, 3; Caversham, 21; Invercargill, 15. The number of deaths and tho proportion of deaths to 1000 of population was—Auckland, 25 0.70; Wellington, 25, 0.86; Ohristehurch,9,; Dunedin, 18,0.76; Thames, 0; New Plymouth, 5, 1.74; Napier, 12, 1.40; Wanganui, 4, 0.76; Blenheim, 3, 0.02 ; Nelson, 12, 1.55 ; Sydenham, 4,0.40 ; Lyttelton, 2,0.50; Timarn, 7 1.89; Oamaru, 4 0.71 ; Greymouth, 4, 1.10; Hokitika, 3, 1.13; Caversham, 7,1.41 ; Inveicargill, 13, 2.61. The total births in the above boroughs amounted to 443, against 432 in July, an increase of 11. Tho deaths in August were 166, an increase of 10 on the number in July. Of the total deaths, males contributed 96; females 70. Forty-four of the deaths were of children under 5 years of age, being 26.51 per cent, of the whole number; 30 of these were under 1 year of age. In the four principal boroughs, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin, the births in August were 224, against 217 in July, an increase of 7. The deaths amounted to 77, against 90 in July. There were 11 deaths of persons of 65 years and upwards—--4 males of 77, 76, 70, and 67, and 2 females of 90 and 85, died at Auckland ; a male of 74 and a female of 72 at Wellington ; a male of 76 and a female of 79 at Christchurch ; and a female of 65 at Duuedin. The deaths from specific febrile or zymotic diseases increased hi number from 6 in July to 9 in August, the difference being chiefly caused by an increase in the number of deaths from typhoid fever in Wellington, from 1 in July to 3 in August. There were not any deaths from thin disease in either of the other three boroughs. Three deaths occurred in each month from diphtheria. In July all 3 occurred in Wellington ; in August there wur 1 in Wellington, 1 in Christchurch, and lin Dunedin. Constitutional diseases caused 12 deaths in August, against 13 in July. There were 5 deaths from cancer in July, but not any in August. The deaths, however, from phthisis increased in number from 3 in July to 8 in the past month, of which i occurred in Dunedin and 2 in Auckland. There was a decrease in the number of deaths from local diseases from 52 in July to 42 in August. Diseases of the nervous system caused a much greater mortality, the deaths having increased in number from 7 to 13, but diseases of tho circulatory system, heart disease, etc., only caused 3 deaths in Augiißt, against 10 in July. There was abo a considerable decrease in the mortality from diseases of the digestive system, from 9 deaths in July to 4in August. There were 4 violent deathc The deaths of 2 persons were attributed to accident, 1 of whom was injured by a railway truck ; 2 persons committed suicide. —' Post.'

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VITAL STATISTICS., Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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VITAL STATISTICS. Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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