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VITAL STATISTICS.

The vital statistics within boroughs for tho month of September show the number of births to be as follows:—Auckland, G9 ; Wellington, 65; Christchurch, 30; Dunedin, 48;ThameB, 16; New Plymouth, 9; Napier, 37 ; Wanganpi, 10; Blenheim, 8; Nelson, 18; Sydenham, 31; Lyttelton, 15; Timaru, 12; Oamaru,2o; Greymouth, 10; Hokitika, s;Caversham, 11; Invercargill, 12. The number of deaths, ana the proportion of deaths to 1,000 of population, were:—Auckland, 22,0.61; Wellington, 31,1.07; Christchuroh, 12, 0.73; Dunedin, 23, 0.98; Thames, 6, Napier, 5, 0.58 ; Wanganui, —, heim, 2, 0 61; Nelson, G, 0.78; Sydenham, 7, 0.69; Lyttelton, 6, 1.50; Timaru, 3, 0.81; Oamaru, 2, 0.35; Greymouth, 1, 0.27 ; Hokitika, 10, 3.75 ; Cavershatn, 10,2.02; Invercargill, 4, 0.80. The total birtha in the above boroughs amounted to 426, against 443 in August, a decrease of 17. The deaths in September were 156, a decrease of 10 on the number in August. Of the total deaths, males contributed 72; females, 84. Fifty-one of the deathß were of children under 5 years of age, being 22.69 per cent, of the whole number; 40 of these were under 1 year of age. In the four principal boroughs—Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin—the births in September were 212, against 224 in August, a decrease of 12. The deaths amounted to 88, against 77 in August. There were 11 deaths of persons of 65 years and upwards—2 males of 73 and 70 died at Aucklaod ; 2 miles of 79 and 70at Wellington ; a male of 75, and two females of 77 and 69, at Christchurch ; and 3 males of 79, 69, and 65, and a female of 74, at Dunedin. There was only 1 death from specific febrile or zymotic diseases in September. This occurred at Christchurch; cause, typhoid fever. In August there were 9 deaths, 4 being at Wellington, of which 3 were from typhoid. From constitutional diseases the mortality, 26 deaths, was much greater than in the previous month, when there were only 12 deaths; 16 of the 26 deaths resulted from phthisU, against S in August and 3 in July. Cancer caused 4 deaths. Deaths from local diseases increased from 42 in August to 52 in September: of those for September, 19 were from diseases of the respiratory systore, as against 14 in August. Diseases of the circulatory system, heart disease, etc., caused Jl deaths in September, against 3 in August. There were 3 violent deaths —an infant died from umbilical hemorrhage, and ao adult was drowned; one case of suicide occurred by shooting.

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VITAL STATISTICS., Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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VITAL STATISTICS. Issue 8044, 22 October 1889

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