Neighborhood poverty and the resurgence of tuberculosis in New York City, 1984-1992.

  title={Neighborhood poverty and the resurgence of tuberculosis in New York City, 1984-1992.},
  author={Robert G. Barr and Ana V. Diez-Roux and Charles Knirsch and Ariel Pablos-M{\'e}ndez},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={91 9},
OBJECTIVES The resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) in NewYork City has been attributed to AIDS and immigration; however, the role of poverty in the epidemic is unclear. We assessed the relation between neighborhood poverty and TB at the height of the epidemic and longitudinally from 1984 through 1992. METHODS Census block groups were used as proxies for neighborhoods. For each neighborhood, we calculated TB and AIDS incidence in 1984 and 1992 with data from the Bureaus of Tuberculosis Control and… CONTINUE READING


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