To examine whether the historical link between tuberculosis and poverty still exists.
Design-Retrospective study examing the notifications of all forms of tuberculosis by council ward over a six year period and correlating this with four indices of poverty; council housing, free school meals, the Townsend overall deprivation index, and the Jarman index.
Setting-The 33 electoral wards of the city of Liverpool.
Subjects-344 residents of Liverpool with tuberculosis.
The rate of tuberculosis was correlated with all measures of poverty, the strongest correlation being with the than index (r=0.73, p<0.0001).
This link was independent of the high rates of tuberculosis seen in ethnic minorities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Homme, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Rétrospective, Pauvreté, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Human, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Retrospective, Poverty, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection
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Cote : 94-0000904
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.