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Reduction in tuberculosis incidence in the UK from 2011 to 2015: a population-based study
  1. H Lucy Thomas1,
  2. Ross J Harris2,
  3. Morris C Muzyamba1,
  4. Jennifer A Davidson1,
  5. Maeve K Lalor1,
  6. Colin N J Campbell1,3,
  7. Sarah R Anderson1,
  8. Dominik Zenner1,3
  1. 1 Respiratory Diseases Department, National Infection Service, Public Health England, London, UK
  2. 2 Statistics, Modelling and Economics Department, National Infection Service, Public Health England, London, UK
  3. 3 Institute for Global Health, University College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr H Lucy Thomas, Respiratory Diseases Department, National Infection Service, Public Health England, London NW9 5EQ, UK; lucy.thomas{at}phe.gov.uk

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  • Contributors HLT, RJH, MCM, JAD, MKL, CNJC and DZ contributed substantially to study conception and design, interpretation of data and revising and editing of the manuscript. In addition, HLT proposed the initial idea for the study and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. MCM and JAD acquired and organised the data and RJH did the statistical analysis. SRA contributed to interpretation of the data and revision and editing of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests DZ is head of the Tuberculosis Screening Unit at Public Health England and has shared responsibilities for quality assurance within the UK pre-entry screening programme and leading on the national latent TB screening programme in England. SRA is head of the Public Health England National TB Programme Office. Other authors have no competing interests to declare.

  • Patient consent Not required. Public Health England has authority under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to hold and analyse national surveillance data (including tuberculosis pre-entry screening programme data) for public health and research purposes.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors HLT, RJH, MCM, JAD, MKL, CNJC and DZ contributed substantially to study conception and design, interpretation of data and revising and editing of the manuscript. In addition, HLT proposed the initial idea for the study and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. MCM and JAD acquired and organised the data and RJH did the statistical analysis. SRA contributed to interpretation of the data and revision and editing of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests DZ is head of the Tuberculosis Screening Unit at Public Health England and has shared responsibilities for quality assurance within the UK pre-entry screening programme and leading on the national latent TB screening programme in England. SRA is head of the Public Health England National TB Programme Office. Other authors have no competing interests to declare.

  • Patient consent Not required. Public Health England has authority under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to hold and analyse national surveillance data (including tuberculosis pre-entry screening programme data) for public health and research purposes.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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