Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities: Experimental Statistics: 2014 to 2015
These are aggregated data on key health issues for people who are recorded by their GP as having a learning disability, and comparative data about a control group who are not recorded by their GP as having a learning disability.
· Just over 50 per cent of patients registered at General Practices in England are represented in this dataset, including 127,351 people with a learning disability and 28,832,342 people without a learning disability
· On average, females with learning disabilities had around an 18 year shorter life expectancy than the general population, and males had around a 14 year shorter life expectancy than the general population
· 1 in 2 females with learning disabilities received breast cancer screening; over 2 in 3 females with no learning disabilities received breast cancer screening
· The prevalence of some conditions, including Epilepsy and Diabetes, is higher in people with learning disabilities and lower in other conditions, such as Cancer and Coronary Heart disease
· Obesity is twice as common in people aged 18-35 with learning disabilities, being underweight is twice as common in people aged over 64 with learning disabilities, compared with patients with no learning disabilities