Table 4 Paediatric tuberculosis disease sites by age and ethnicity, England and Wales, 1999–2006
CharacteristicPulmonary,n (%)Pleural,n (%)Intra-thoracic lymph, nodes n (%)Lymph nodes,n (%)Bone,n (%)Central nervous system,n (%)Gastro-intest-inal,n (%)Miliary*Other sites†,n (%)Un-known,n (%)Total,n (%)
Age group (years)
    0–4681 (62.0)14 (1.3)138 (12.6)110 (10.0)15 (1.4)34 (3.1)3 (0.3)16 (1.5)74 (6.7)13 (1.2)1098 (100)
    5–9487 (58.3)17 (2)151 (18.1)81 (9.7)19 (2.3)19 (2.3)7 (0.8)2 (0.2)50 (6)3 (0.4)836 (100)
    10–14738 (57.9)42 (3.3)199 (15.6)137 (10.8)26 (2.0)19 (1.5)22 (1.7)11 (0.9)76 (5.7)5 (0.4)1275 (100)
    15214 (60.5)11 (3.1)44 (12.4)40 (11.3)9 (2.5)6 (1.7)8 (2.3)3 (0.9)17 (4.8)2 (0.6)354 (100)
Ethnic group
    White347 (60.5)10 (1.7)61 (10.6)83 (14.5)13 (2.3)14 (2.4)04 (0.7)39 (6.9)3 (0.5)574 (100)
    Black Caribbean64 (58.7)3 (2.8)20 (18.4)9 (8.3)2 (1.8)3 (2.8)2 (1.8)2 (1.8)4 (3.7)0 (0)109 (100)
    Black African636 (64)19 (1.9)122 (12.3)92 (9.3)16 (1.6)23 (2.3)16 (1.6)7 (0.7)63 (6.3)0 (0)994 (100)
    Indian206 (53.8)17 (4.4)59 (15.4)46 (12)11 (2.9)5 (1.3)4 (1)4 (1.0)28 (7.3)3 (0.8)383 (100)
    Pakistani395 (56.2)12 (1.7)148 (21.1)64 (9.1)16 (2.3)14 (2)10 (1.4)5 (0.7)35 (5)4 (0.6)703 (100)
    Bangladeshi98 (65.3)1 (0.7)18 (12)17 (11.3)2 (1.3)3 (2)0010 (6.8)1 (0.7)150 (100)
    Other254 (62.3)11 (2.7)58 (14.2)39 (9.6)5 (1.2)10 (2.5)7 (1.7)5 (1.2)16 (3.9)3 (0.7)408 (100)
    Unknown120 (49.6)11 (4.6)46 (19)18 (7.4)4 (1.7)6 (2.5)1 (0.4)5 (2.1)22 (9.1)9 (3.7)242 (100)
    Total2136 (59.6)84 (2.3)532 (14.8)368 (10.3)69 (1.9)78 (2.8)40 (1.1)32 (0.9)217 (6.1)23 (0.7)3563 (100)
  • *A further 32 patients were coded as miliary and pulmonary; †genitourinary, laryngeal, skin and other.