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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - -+ - -+ - - -+ - -+ - - -+ - - +
Number of persons dealt | | | | | | |
with at or in connection | | | | | | |
with the out-patients' | | | | | | |
clinic for the first time| | | | | | |
and found to be | | | | | | |
suffering from - | M. | F.| M. | F.| M. | F.|
Syphilis | 60| 25| 46| 21| 25| 13|
Chancroid | 8| ..| 6| ..| 5| ..|
Gonorrhœa | 120| 32| 139| 35| 70| 21|
No V.D. | 20| 10| 62| 31| 31| 16|
Total attendance of all | | | | | | |
persons at the | | | | | | |
out-patients' clinic who | | | | | | |
were suffering from - | | | | | | |
Syphilis | 786|450| 903|473| 632| 248|
Chancroid | 110| ..| 45| ..| 37| ..|
Gonorrhœa |2,132|245|3,968|902|2,239| 339|
No V.D. | 186| 98| 215|187| 96| 52|
Aggregate number of | | | | | | |
in-patients' days of | | | | | | |
treatment given to | | | | | | |
persons suffering from - | | | | | | |
Syphilis | 232| 80| 619| 44| 310| 9|
Gonorrhœa | 460|216| 725|161| 221| 157|
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - -+ - -+ - - -+ - -+ - - -+ - - +


- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - - - - - -+
| Dunedin |
| - - - -+ - - - -+ - - - -|
| 1920 | 1921 | 1922 |
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - -+ - -+ - -+ - -+ - -+ - -+
Number of persons dealt | | | | | | |
with at or in connection | | | | | | |
with the out-patients' | | | | | | |
clinic for the first time| | | | | | |
and found to be | | | | | | |
suffering from - | M.| F.| M.| F.| M.| F.|
Syphilis | 54| 13| 55| 11| 12| 9|
Chancroid | ..| ..| ..| ..| ..| ..|
Gonorrhœa | 37| | 55| 9| 46| 6|
No V.D. | 6| 2| 28| 2| 1| ..|
Total attendance of all | | | | | | |
persons at the | | | | | | |
out-patients' clinic who | | | | | | |
were suffering from - | | | | | | |
Syphilis |816|143|505| 84|432|115|
Chancroid | ..| ..| ..| ..| ..| ..|
Gonorrhœa |465| ..|814| 67|638| 63|
No V.D. | 6| 2| 21| 1| 1| |
Aggregate number of | | | | | | |
in-patients' days of | | | | | | |
treatment given to | | | | | | |
persons suffering from - | | | | | | |
Syphilis | 74| 55|169|106| 20| ..|
Gonorrhœa | 66| ..|335|166| 28| 59|
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - -+ - -+ - -+ - -+ - -+ - -+

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - +
| Total for Years |
| - - - - - - + - - - - - - + - - - - - - |
| 1920 | 1921 | 1922 |
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - + - - -+ - - - + - - -+ - - - + - - -+
Number of persons dealt | | | | | | |
with at or in connection | | | | | | |
with the out-patients' | | | | | | |
clinic for the first time| | | | | | |
and found to be | | | | | | |
suffering from - | M. | F. | M. | F. | M. | F. |
Syphilis | 381| 102| 281| 86| 159| 59|
Chancroid | 19| ..| 39| ..| 22| ..|
Gonorrhœa | 428| 58| 837| 79| 446| 56|
No V.D. | 125| 32| 215| 83| 86| 41|
Total attendance of all | | | | | | |
persons at the | | | | | | |
out-patients' clinic who | | | | | | |
were suffering from - | | | | | | |
Syphilis | 4,865|1,503| 5,256|1,647| 3,050| 948|
Chancroid | 216| ..| 133| ..| 103| ..|
Gonorrhœa |20,105| 520|33,583|1,630|17,114|1,017|
No V.D. | 366| 136| 562| 258| 218| 108|
Aggregate number of | | | | | | |
in-patients' days of | | | | | | |
treatment given to | | | | | | |
persons suffering from - | | | | | | |
Syphilis | 1,930| 35| 2,499| 150| 1,120| 9|
Gonorrhœa | 3,550| 293| 5,168| 327| 2,157| 216|
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - + - - -+ - - - + - - -+ - - - + - - -+

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - -+ - - - -+
| Totals |Grand |
| according |Totals |
| to Sex | |
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - -+ - - -+ - - - -+
Number of persons dealt | | | |
with at or in connection | | | |
with the out-patients' | | | |
clinic for the first time| | | |
and found to be | | | |
suffering from - | M. | F. | |
Syphilis | 821| 247| 1,068|
Chancroid | 80| | 80|
Gonorrhœa | 1,711| 193| 1,904|
No V.D. | 426| 156| 582|
Total attendance of all | - - - -+ - - -+ - - - -+
persons at the | 3,038| 596| 3,634|
out-patients' clinic who | - - - -+ - - -+ - - - -+
were suffering from - | | | |
Syphilis | 13,171|4,098| 17,269|
Chancroid | 452| ..| 452|
Gonorrhœa | 70,802|3,167| 73,969|
No V.D. | 1,146| 502| 1,648|
Aggregate number of | | | |
in-patients' days of | | | |
treatment given to | | | |
persons suffering from - | | | |
Syphilis | 5,549| 194| 5,743|
Gonorrhœa | 10,875| 836| 11,711|
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - -+ - - -+ - - - -+


TABLE C.

REPLY FORM. - VENEREAL DISEASES.

(_Confidential_.)

I, the undersigned registered medical practitioner, desire to advise the
Committee on Venereal Diseases of the Board of Health that I had under
my personal care on Saturday, 16th September, 1922,[A] cases of venereal
disease, and of affections attributable to venereal disease, as under: -

NUMBER OF CASES.
Male. Female. Total.
1. Cases of recent infection: -
(_a._) Gonorrhœa (including gonorrhœal ophthalmia)
(_b._) Soft chancre
(_c._) Syphilis, primary and/or secondary
2. Cases of distant infection: -
(_a._) Chronic gonorrhœal affections or disabilities
directly attributable to gonorrhœa infection - _e.g._,
stricture, gleet, arthritis, abscesses, salpingitis, &c.
(_b._) Congenital syphilis
(_c._) Tertiary syphilitic manifestations or disabilities
directly attributable to syphilis infection: -
(i.) Affecting nervous system - _e.g._, gumma,
locomotor, G.P.I., &c.
(ii.) Affecting ear, eye, &c. (special
senses) - _e.g._, optic atrophy, &c.
(iii.) Affecting respiratory system - _e.g._,
syphilitic laryngitis, &c.
(iv.) Affecting digestive system - _e.g._,
syphilitic stricture of rectum, &c.
(v.) Affecting circulatory system - _e.g._,
syphilitic angina, aneurism, &c.
(vi.) Affecting spleen
(vii.) Affecting skin, bones, joints, muscles
(viii.) Affecting genito-urinary system, including
abortions, &c.

NOTE. - No case should be recorded under more than one of these headings.

Total number of cases under my personal care

My opinion is that venereal disease in this Dominion has [not] increased
in a greater proportion than the population during the last five years.

[_Signature of medical practitioner._]
Date of posting: Town where practising or name or }
names of institutions concerned: }

[A] "Under my personal care on Saturday, 16th September, 1922,"
is to be interpreted to include all patients suffering from the
conditions enumerated whom you are attending or have attended,
and who you believe in the event of requiring further
attendance would call you in or consult you, in other words,
_bonâ fide_ patients of your own. It is not intended that you
are to enumerate only the patients actually seen by you on that
date.

Medical superintendents or medical officers in charge of
institutions will regard all patients in or attending their
institutions as "under my personal care on Saturday, 16th
September, 1922," irrespective of whom the actual medical
attendant may be.

Please post this Reply Form as soon as possible after 16th
September, 1922, and not later than 20th September, 1922.

Additional copies of this form are obtainable from the Medical
Officers of Health, or the Secretary of the Board of Health,
P.O. Box 1146, Wellington.


TABLE D.

VENEREAL DISEASES IN NEW ZEALAND AS AT 16TH SEPTEMBER, 1922. - NUMBERS IN
HEALTH DISTRICTS.

- - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - +
| Cases of Recent Infection. |
Health | - - - - -+ - - - - - - + - - - - + - - - |
District |Gonorrhœa|Soft Chancre|Syphilis|Total |
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - - - + - - - - + - - - +
North Auckland | 10| ..| 1| 14|
Auckland | 279| 3| 165| 447|
Hawke's Bay | 35| 3| 17| 55|
Wanganui | 59| 2| 37| 98|
Wellington | 187| 4| 114| 305|
Canterbury | 99| 2| 75| 176|
Otago | 79| ..| 104| 183|
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - - - + - - - - + - - - +
Dominion totals| 748| 14| 516| 1,278|
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - - - + - - - - + - - - +

- - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + - - - +
| Cases of Distant Infection |Grand |
Health | - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - + - - - +Total |
District |Chronic |Congenital|Tertiary|Total | |
|Gonorrhœa|Syphilis |Syphilis| | |
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - + - - - + - - - +
North Auckland | 10| 1| 5| 16| 30|
Auckland | 229| 51| 239| 519| 966|
Hawke's Bay | 32| 10| 30| 72| 127|
Wanganui | 97| 10| 42| 149| 247|
Wellington | 279| 56| 220| 555| 860|
Canterbury | 83| 17| 111| 211| 387|
Otago | 120| 23| 88| 231| 414|
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - + - - - + - - - +
Dominion totals| 850| 168| 735| 1,753| 3,031|
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - + - - - + - - - +

- - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
| Expression of Opinion |
Health | - - - - + - - - - + - - - -|
District |Increase|Decrease|Not |
| | |stated |
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - + - - - - + - - - -+
North Auckland | 7| 2| 11|
Auckland | 34| 53| 82|
Hawke's Bay | 6| 19| 24|
Wanganui | 13| 16| 24|
Wellington | 29| 36| 68|
Canterbury | 16| 47| 53|
Otago | 14| 30| 51|
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - + - - - - + - - - -|
Dominion totals| 119| 203| 313|
- - - - - - - -+ - - - - + - - - - + - - - -+

Total replies received, 635.


TABLE E.

VENEREAL DISEASES IN NEW ZEALAND AS AT 16TH SEPTEMBER, 1922. TOTALS (ALL
FORMS) OF GONORRHŒA, SOFT CHANCRE, AND SYPHILIS, AND PERCENTAGE OF
GRAND TOTAL.

- - - - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - - -+
| Totals (all Forms) of each Disease | Grand |
Health District | - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - + - - - - - + Total |
| Gonorrhœa | Soft Chancre | Syphilis | |
- - - - - - - - + - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - + - - - - - + - - - - -+
North Auckland | 20| ..| 10| 30|
Auckland | 508| 3| 455| 966|
Hawke's Bay | 67| 3| 57| 127|
Wanganui | 156| 2| 89| 247|
Wellington | 466| 4| 390| 860|
Canterbury | 182| 2| 203| 387|
Otago | 199| ..| 215| 414|
| - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - + - - - - - + - - - - -+
Dominion totals | 1,598| 14| 1,419| 3,031|
- - - - - - - - + - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - + - - - - - + - - - - -+

- - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - +
|Percentages (all forms) to Grand Total|
Health District + - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - + - - - - - -+
| Gonorrhœa | Soft Chancre | Syphilis |
- - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - + - - - - - -+
North Auckland | 66.67| ..| 33.33|
Auckland | 52.59| 0.31| 47.10|
Hawke's Bay | 52.76| 2.36| 44.88|
Wanganui | 63.16| 0.81| 36.03|
Wellington | 54.19| 0.46| 15.35|
Canterbury | 47.03| 0.52| 52.45|
Otago | 48.07| ..| 51.93|
+ - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - + - - - - - -+
Dominion totals | 52.72| 0.46| 46.82|
- - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - + - - - - - -+


TABLE F.

VENEREAL DISEASES IN NEW ZEALAND AS AT 16TH SEPTEMBER, 1922. - INCIDENCE
IN CHIEF CENTRES SHOWING RATE PER 1,000 ESTIMATED POPULATION.

- - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - +
| | Cases of Recent Infection |
| + - - - - - + - - - - - + - - - - - +
| |Gonorrhœa | Syphilis | Total |
| | | | |
|Estimated + - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+
Urban Area |Population| C |Rate | C |Rate | C |Rate |
|1st | a |per | a |per | a |per |
|April, | s |1,000| s |1,000| s |1,000|
|1922 | e | | e | | e | |
| | s | | s | | s | |
- - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+
Auckland | 164,450 | 214| 1.30| 146| 0.89| 360| 2.19|
Wellington | 110,680 | 159| 1.44| 99| 0.89| 258| 2.33|
Christchurch | 110,200 | 79| 0.72| 59| 0.53| 138| 1.25|
Dunedin | 73,470 | 54| 0.74| 102| 1.39| 156| 2.12|
Hamilton | 14,950 | 15| 1.01| 3| 0.20| 18| 1.20|
Cisborne | 14,920 | 7| 0.47| ..| ..| 7| 0.47|
Napier | 17,670 | 17| 0.96| 13| 0.74| 30| 1.70|
Hastings | 13,530 | ..| ..| 2| 0.15| 2| 0.15|
New Plymouth | 13,510 | 3| 0.22| ..| ..| 3| 0.22|
Wanganui | 24,170 | 14| 0.58| 12| 0.50| 26| 1.08|
Palmerston North | 17,510 | 5| 0.29| 13| 0.80| 18| 1.03|
Nelson | 10,880 | 1| 0.09| ..| ..| 1| 0.09|
Timaru | 16,040 | 6| 0.37| 1| 0.06| 7| 0.44|
Invercargill | 19,590 | 1| 0.05| ..| ..| 1| 0.05|
- - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+

- - - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + - - - - - +
| Cases of Distant Infection | Grand |
| - - - - - + - - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - - + Total +
|Chronic |Congenital | Tertiary | Total | |
|Gonorrhœa |Syphilis | Syphilis | | |
| - - - - - + - - + - - - + - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+
Urban Area. | C |Rate | C |Rate | C |Rate | C |Rate | C |Rate |
| a |per | a |per | a |per | a |per | a |per |
| s |1,000| s |1,000 | s |1,000| s |1,000| s |1,000|
| e | | e | | e | | e | | e | |
| s | | s | | s | | s | | s | |
- - - - - - - + - - + - - -+ - - + - - - + - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+
Auckland | 147| 0.89| 42| 0.26| 194| 1.18| 383| 2.33| 743| 4.52|
Wellington | 240| 2.17| 42| 0.38| 183| 1.65| 465| 4.20| 723| 6.53|
Christchurch | 63| 0.57| 15| 0.14| 87| 0.79| 165| 1.50| 303| 2.75|
Dunedin | 96| 1.31| 18| 0.25| 59| 0.80| 173| 2.35| 329| 4.48|
Hamilton | 22| 1.47| ..| ..| 10| 0.67| 32| 2.14| 50| 3.34|
Cisborne | 9| 0.60| 2| 0.13| 9| 0.60| 20| 1.34| 27| 1.81|
Napier | 8| 0.45| 3| 0.17| 9| 0.51| 20| 1.13| 50| 2.83|
Hastings | 1| 0.07| 2| 0.15| 2| 0.15| 5| 0.37| 7| 0.52|
New Plymouth | 3| 0.22| ..| ..| ..| ..| 3| 0.22| 6| 0.52|
Wanganui | 29| 1.20| 6| 0.25| 21| 0.87| 56| 2.32| 82| 3.39|
Palmerston N. | 12| 0.69| 5| 0.29| 3| 0.17| 20| 1.14| 38| 2.17|
Nelson | ..| ..| 4| 0.37| 10| 0.92| 14| 1.29| 15| 1.38|
Timaru | 5| 0.31| ..| ..| 8| 0.50| 13| 0.81| 20| 1.25|
Invercargill | 7| 0.36| ..| ..| 10| 0.51| 17| 0.87| 18| 0.92|
- - - - - - - + - - + - - -+ - - + - - - + - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+ - - + - - -+


TABLE G.

VENEREAL DISEASES IN NEW ZEALAND AS AT 16TH SEPTEMBER, 1922.
- PROPORTION OF CASES PER 1,000 OF POPULATION IN EACH HEALTH DISTRICT.

- - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
| | Total Cases Proportion Cases per 1,000|
Health |Estimated | (all Diseases) | Estimated Population |
District |Population+ - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - -+
|1st April,|Recent |Distant |Grand|Recent |Distant |Grand|
|1922 |Infection|Infection|Total|Infection|Infection|Total|
- - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - -+
N. Auckland| 36,930| 14| 16| 30| 0.38| 0.43| 0.81|
Auckland | 323,436| 447| 519| 966| 1.38| 1.60| 2.99|
Hawke's Bay| 80,242| 55| 72| 127| 0.62| 0.81| 1.42|
Wanganui | 110,866| 98| 149| 247| 0.88| 1.34| 2.23|
Wellington | 242,830| 305| 555| 860| 1.26| 2.28| 3.54|
Canterbury | 240,387| 176| 211| 387| 0.73| 0.88| 1.61|
Otago | 200,574| 183| 231| 414| 0.91| 1.15| 2.06|
- - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - -+
Dominion | | | | | | | |
Totals | 1,244,265| 1,278| 1,753|3,031| 1.03| 1.41| 2.44|
- - - - - -+ - - - - - + - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - -+ - - - - -+ - - - - -+ - - -+


TABLE H.

VENEREAL DISEASES IN NEW ZEALAND AS AT 16TH SEPTEMBER, 1922.
- SEX NUMBERS AND PROPORTIONS IN HEALTH DISTRICTS.

Key: %% = F. to 100 M.

- - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - +
| Cases of Recent |
| Infection |
Health + - - - - - - - + - - - - - - - + - - - - - - - +
District | Gonorrhœa | Syphilis | Totals |
+ - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - +
| M | F | %% | M | F | %% | M | F | %% |
- - - - - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - +
N. Auckland | 10| ..| ..| 3| 1| 33| 13| 1| 8|
Auckland | 224| 55| 25| 112| 53| 47| 336| 108| 32|
Hawke's Bay | 28| 7| 25| 12| 5| 42| 40| 12| 30|
Wanganui | 40| 19| 48| 25| 12| 48| 65| 31| 48|
Wellington | 143| 44| 31| 95| 19| 20| 238| 63| 26|
Canterbury | 63| 36| 57| 48| 27| 56| 111| 63| 57|
Otago | 62| 17| 27| 89| 15| 17| 151| 32| 21|
- - - - - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - +
Dominion | | | | | | | | | |
Totals | 570| 178| 31| 384| 132| 34 | 954| 310| 32|
- - - - - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - + - - +

- - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
| Cases of Distant |
| Infection |
Health + - - - - - - - + - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - - +
District | Chronic | Congenital | Tertiary | |
| Gonorrhœa | Syphilis | Syphilis | Totals |
+ - - -+ - -+ - - + - - + - -+ - - + - - + - -+ - - + - - -+ - - -+ - - +
| M | F | %% | M | F | %% | M | F | %% | M | F | %% |
- - - - - - + - - -+ - -+ - - + - - + - -+ - - + - - + - -+ - - + - - -+ - - -+ - - +
N. Auckland | 8| 2| 25| ..| 1| ..| 4| 1| 25| 12| 4| 33|
Auckland | 156| 73| 47| 33| 18| 55| 168| 71| 42| 357| 162| 45|
Hawke's Bay | 27| 5| 19| 7| 3| 43| 22| 8| 36| 56| 16| 29|
Wanganui | 74| 23| 31| 5| 5| 100| 29| 13| 45| 108| 41| 38|
Wellington | 225| 54| 24| 31| 25| 81| 156| 64| 41| 412| 143| 35|
Canterbury | 65| 18| 29| 7| 10| 143| 81| 30| 37| 153| 58| 38|
Otago | 101| 19| 19| 15| 8| 53| 58| 30| 52| 174| 57| 33|
- - - - - - + - - -+ - -+ - - + - - + - -+ - - + - - + - -+ - - + - - -+ - - -+ - - +
Dominion | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Totals | 656 |194| 30| 98| 70| 71| 518|217| 42|1,272| 481| 38|
- - - - - - + - - -+ - -+ - - + - - + - -+ - - + - - + - -+ - - + - - -+ - - -+ - - +

- - - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - +
Health | Grand Totals |
District + - - -+ - - -+ - - - +
| M | F | %% |
- - - - - - - + - - -+ - - -+ - - - +
North Auckland| 25| 5| 20|
Auckland | 693| 270| 39|
Hawke's Bay | 96| 28| 29|
Wanganui | 173| 72| 42|
Wellington | 650| 206| 32|
Canterbury | 264| 121| 46|
Otago | 325| 89| 27|
- - - - - - - + - - -+ - - -+ - - - +
Dominion | | | |
Totals |2,226| 791| 36|
- - - - - - - + - - -+ - - -+ - - - +

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_Approximate Cost of Paper._ - Preparation, not given;
printing (1,225 copies), £45.

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By Authority: W.A.G. SKINNER, Government Printer, Wellington. - 1922.

_Price 9d._




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