Table 1

Details and outcome of tuberculosis screening at three sites

New entrants (total number of individuals)
HospitalHomelessGeneral practice
NK=not known. *235 individuals were seen, but notes were missing for 36. †As tuberculin testing was carried out on all individuals, a further eight had a chest radiograph because of a positive (grade 3 or 4) tuberculin skin test, only one of whom was “white UK”.
Offered screening1262172 (267)NK (1311)
Screened for tuberculosis199*172 (262)45 (742)
Age >35 years with symptoms34† (4)0
Tuberculin Heaf tests181172 (262)39 (117)
    Non-attendance5445 (86)9 (29)
    Grade 0 or 1, BCG scar004 (32)
    Grade 0 or 1, no BCG scar1818 (29)4 (14)
    Grade 210084 (111)14 (28)
    Grade 3 or 4913 (21)8 (14)
Outcome
    BCG vaccination182714
    Chemoprophylaxis (started)6112
    Chemoprophylaxis (completed)562
    Tuberculosis diagnosed300
Access to NHS
    Registered with a GP (%)62.741.9100
    Notified by port of arrivalAll9/1720/45