Tuberculosis, deprivation, and ethnicity in Leeds, UK, 1982-1997.

  title={Tuberculosis, deprivation, and ethnicity in Leeds, UK, 1982-1997.},
  author={Roger Charles Parslow and Nagui El-Shimy and David B. Cundall and P. A. Mckinney},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={84 2},
AIMS To determine whether tuberculosis is increasing in frequency and to explore the association between deprivation, ethnicity, and tuberculosis in the city of Leeds. METHODS Descriptive epidemiology and ecological analysis of a register of children and young people (0-18 years) diagnosed with tuberculosis from 1982 to 1997 in Leeds Health Authority. RESULTS A total of 107 children were identified, 61 through contact tracing, to give an age and sex standardised incidence rate of 3.9 per… CONTINUE READING