Table 1

Annual number of patients with tuberculosis and rate of disease in England and Wales by ethnic group

  • 1-150 Numbers were multiplied by scaling factors (1.9384 for 1988; 1.886 for 1993) to give annualised figures for comparison.

  • 1-160 Rate per 100 000 population.

  • 1-151 In 1988 this group was termed “African”.

  • 1-164 In 1988 this group was termed “West Indian and Guyanese”.

  • 1-152 In 1988 this term did not exist.

  • 1-154 In 1988 this group included those described as “Arab”; this term did not exist in 1993 and 1998.

  • Note: four cases were missing ethnic group information in 1988; none in 1993; 77 cases in 1998.

  • Source of population data: 1988, 1993 and 1998 Labour Force Surveys.