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Table 1 Major conurbations in the UK and smaller cities with high TB burden

From: Tuberculosis in UK cities: workload and effectiveness of tuberculosis control programmes

City Population1 Population density
(person/
hectare)1
Actual population of conurbation covered by TB clinics in 2009 No of TB cases in 20092 Incidence
per 100, 000
London 8, 278, 251 51.0 7, 747, 748 3, 440 44.4
Birmingham 2, 284, 093 38.1 2, 284, 093 509 22.3
Manchester 2, 240, 230 40.3 419, 628 248 (196) 59.1 (40.5)
West Yorkshire 1, 499, 465 40.5 Leeds: 762, 461
Bradford: 467, 363
124
179
15.7
38.3
Glasgow 1, 168, 270 40.5 866, 379 213 24.2
Newcastle 879, 996 41.7 268, 751 43 16.0
Liverpool 816, 216 43.9 433, 333 52 12.0
Nottingham 666, 358 42.0 909, 836 86 9.5
Sheffield 640, 720 39.5 530, 000 106 (80) 20.0 (14.6)
Edinburgh 448, 624 37.7 452, 514 81 17.9
Leicester 441, 213 43.4 304, 598 212 69.6
Coventry 300, 848 31.1 312, 925 92 29.4
  1. 1Office of National Statistics 2001 census.
  2. 2Numbers supplied by lead TB physician for the city where participants or from ETS (enhanced TB surveillance): discrepancies in figures were noted for Manchester and Sheffield
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