Mortality in an early Ontario community: Belleville 1876-1885.

  title={Mortality in an early Ontario community: Belleville 1876-1885.},
  author={L. Sawchuk and S. Burke},
  journal={Urban history review. Revue d'histoire urbaine},
  volume={29 1},
  • L. Sawchuk, S. Burke
  • Published 2000
  • History, Medicine
  • Urban history review. Revue d'histoire urbaine
This study contributes to our understanding of health in late nineteenth-century communities in Ontario and the major factors contributing to the high mortality of the period. The focus of the study is Belleville, Ontario, from 1876 to 1885. Life expectancies at birth in the low forties characterized the community with infant mortality rates in the very high range, 160 per 1000 live-births. Major contributors to the observed pattern of mortality included tuberculosis, weanling diarrhea, and… Expand
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