||Kearney MT, Wanklyn PD, Goldman JM, Pearson SB &
||Urban deprivation and tuberculosis in the elderly.
||RESPIR MED 1994, 88, 703-704.
The study examined the possible association between
urban deprivation and TB in the elderly by comparing the TB notification
rates in the Urban Priority Area (UPA, which includes the inner
city and most of the poorer housing estates) and the rest of Leeds,
UK, between 1986-1990. The results were analysed by chi-square test
and revealed a greater than two-fold increase in notifications for
TB in elderly subjects resident in areas of urban deprivation. The
findings highlight concerns over continuing poverty and deprivation
among Britain's elderly population.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIO-ECONOMICS; UK.