Tuberculosis in England and WalesBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.187 (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:187
- Michael Catchpole, Senior medical statistician
- Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, London WC2B 6JP
Incidence of tuberculosis in London is rising against general recent trend
EDITOR,--The papers by N Bhatti and colleagues1 and Punam Mangtani and colleagues,2 are an important reminder of the relation between health and deprivation. Both papers highlight the increase in reported notifications of all forms of tuberculosis in England and Wales between 1986 and 1992. This increase continued into 1993, but the number of reported notifications of all forms of tuberculosis fell between 1993 and 1994.