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Croydon 1966

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Croydon]

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Dr. R.H.J. Fanthorpe, M.D., M.R.C.P.
Chest Physician
Measures for the prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis are
directed from the Chest Clinic and the results during 1966 may be regarded
as satisfactory.
101 cases of Respiratory Tuberculosis and 10 cases of Non-Respiratory
Tuberculosis were notified on Form A during 1966 (Table I - Forma]
Notifications). Of these 65 males and 36 females were Respiratory cases
and 4 males and 6 females were Non-Respiratory. In addition 84 Respiratory
cases and 1 Non-Respiratory case came to our notice as new cases
otherwise than by notification. (Table II - Supplemental Return).
The total number of new cases of Tuberculosis coming to the knowledge
of the Medical Officer of Health during the year 1966 by notificatioi
or otherwise was 196.
185 of these were cases of Respiratory Tuberculosis; 110 in males
and 75 in females.
There were no cases of Non-Respiratory Tuberculosis among childrei
under 15 years. The number of cases in adults was 11.
The incidence rate of Tuberculosis of all forms was 0.59 per 1,00(
of the population for Respiratory Tuberculosis 0.56 and for Non-Respiratory
0.03 per 1,000 population. The notification rate was 0.33 per 1,000

Notification Register

Number of cases of Tuberculosis remaining on the Notification Register on 31st December, 1966:

MalesFemalesTotalMalesFemalesTotalTotal Cases

All but 12 cases were notified during life.
In 1966 the death-rate from all forms of Tuberculosis was 0.07 per
1,000 population.
The rate from Respiratory Tuberculosis was 0.06 and the rate for
Non-Respiratory 0.01.