|Age Group||% of deaths||% of deaths||% of deaths||% of deaths|
|5 to 44||27||27||21||3.5|
|45 to 64||14||13||19||12|
|65 & over||10||19||24||84|
Thus in 1735 in London, 49% of all deaths were of children under 5, whereas by 1997 deaths of children under 5 were only 0.8% of all the deaths in the year.
1735: The Gentleman's Magazine. Bills of Mortality for London
1846: Annual Report of the Registrar General
1900: The Health of Adult Britain 1841-1994, by John Charlton and Mike Murphy, A publication of the Government Statistical Service.
1997: The Office of National Statistics.