Reasons for increased incidence of tuberculosis

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.688 (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:688
  1. M R Law,
  2. J K Morris,
  3. N Bhatti,
  4. R Halliday,
  5. J Moore-Gillon
  1. Reader Statistician Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London EC1M 6BQ
  2. Senior registrar Senior registrar Department of Public Health, East London and City District Health Authority, London E3 2AN
  3. Consultant physician Department of Respiratory Medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE

    EDITOR,—A Hayward and colleagues1 disagree with our conclusion that the 12% increase in the incidence of tuberculosis in England and Wales between 1988 and 1992 affected the “low risk” white and West Indian communities as well as the “high risk” Indian subcontinent, African, and refugee communities.2 They restate our conclusion that the data on incidence by local authority districts in England and Wales are uninformative on this point because the …

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