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Tuberculosis

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the 20 local authority areas with the highest incidence of tuberculosis; and if she will make a statement. (67434)

The 20 local authorities with the highest rates of notified cases of tuberculosis in England in the last year for which data is available are shown in the following table:

Local authority

2004

Hackney

95.1

Newham

92.0

Slough Unitary Authority (UA)

68.0

Brent

60.9

Tower Hamlets

57.8

Harrow

57.1

Leicester UA

56.5

Luton UA

47.3

Hillingdon

47.0

Islington

46.7

Greenwich

45.6

Blackburn with Darwen UA

42.1

Wolverhampton

41.0

Birmingham

40.1

Ealing

38.9

Manchester

38.9

Waltham Forest

38.3

Southwark

38.1

City of Westminster

37.4

Enfield

35.7

Note: Data as at 3 May 2006. Source: Statutory notifications of infectious diseases, Health Protection Agency. Rates shown are per 100,000 population.