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Research Article

Tuberculosis among immigrants related to length of residence in England and Wales. Report from the British Thoracic and Tuberculosis Association.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: (Published 20 September 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:698


Between 1965 and 1971 the notifications of tuberculosis among lifetime residents of the British Isles declined, but among those born in India, Pakistan, and new Commonwealth countries in Africa tuberculosis notifications increased appreciably. Furthermore, the long-held suspicion that among these immigrants the most recent arrivals in England and Wales have higher rates of tuberculosis than those who have lived here longer was confirmed.