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Islington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington Borough]

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Tuberculosis
The number of deaths due to tuberculosis of the lungs was by a substantial margin
the lowest ever recorded. However, the same cannot, unfortunately, be said in respect
of the number of new cases of tuberculosis of the lungs reported which was slightly
higher than for the previous year. The distribution of cases as in former years differs
as between the sexes. In adult males the new cases, as will be seen from the table, are
spread fairly evenly throughout the age groups. In females on the other hand the greatest
proportion of new cases is in adolescents and young women under the age of 35, accounting
for almost 50 per cent, of all new cases of tuberculosis in females at all ages. It is
obvious that the problem of tuberculosis of the lungs is still with us to a major degree,
although the risk of a relatively early fatal issue may be very much less.

New Cases and Mortality during 1960

AgesNEW CASESDEATHS
Respi ratoryNon-RespiratoryRespiratoryNon-Respiratory
M.F.M.F.M.F.M.F.
0–2
1–871
5–27
15–252924
25–2522621
35–26126511
45–2611211
55–271221
65 and upwards128223311
Total for all ages15111019166511
29613
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Rates per 1,000 population:
New cases: pulmonary 1. 17
Deaths : pulmonary 0.05
non-pulmonary 0.16
non-pulmonary 0.009


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