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Tuberculosis : spatial and demographic incidence in Bradford 1980-82.

Froggatt, Katherine (1985) Tuberculosis : spatial and demographic incidence in Bradford 1980-82. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 39 (1). pp. 20-26.

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Abstract

Between 1980 and 1982 the incidence of tuberculosis in Bradford Health Authority was approximately 20 times higher among the New Commonwealth and Pakistani population than the rest of the population. It was also possible to see a clustering of cases within this time period, spatially and demographically--in certain age groups and by sex. The difference between the two populations was not due to race but rather reflects the socioeconomic position that the New Commonwealth and Pakistani population has within Bradford as a whole. The incidence of non-Asian tuberculosis rose in 1982 due to an outbreak among unvaccinated young adults. Much still needs to be done to eradicate the environmental conditions within which the tubercle bacillus thrives as well as to educate the population at risk.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 31994
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2010 09:21
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31994

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