Table 3 Number of patients with tuberculosis and rate of disease by NHS region and in district health authorities in England and Wales with more than 100 tuberculosis patients and/or a rate of >25 per 100<thin>000 in 1998

 

 

No of cases

Rate**

95% CI

Region*

 

 

 

London

2244

31.6

31.2 to 32.1

West Midlands

625

11.9

11.7 to 12.0

North West

662

10.2

10.1 to 10.4

Northern & Yorkshire

605

9.67

9.52 to 9.81

Trent

443

8.68

8.53 to 8.82

South East

460

5.75

5.67 to 5.83

Wales

163

5.70

5.58 to 5.83

South West

212

4.41

4.34 to 4.49

Eastern

244

4.22

4.16 to 4.29

 

 

 

 

District health authority

 

 

 

East London & The City

377

61.5

58.7 to 64.6

Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow

346

52.2

49.9 to 54.7

Brent & Harrow

217

47.1

44.7 to 49.9

Enfield & Haringey

194

40.2

38.1 to 42.5

Camden & Islington

143

40.1

37.7 to 42.8

Redbridge & Waltham Forest

144

32.1

30.4 to 34.0

Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham

231

31.3

30.0 to 32.8

Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster

114

30.9

29.1 to 33.0

Bradford

139

29.1

27.6 to 30.7

Hillingdon

70

28.2

26.2 to 30.5

East Lancashire

114

28.0

26.6 to 29.6

Calderdale & Kirklees

151

26.1

24.9 to 27.5

Croydon

87

26.0

24.4 to 27.8

Birmingham

247

24.6

23.7 to 25.5

Leicestershire

172

18.7

18.0 to 19.5

*April 1999 boundaries.

**Rate per 100<thin>000 population.

Source of population data: Labour Force Survey Local Area District database to 1998.