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Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities: Experimental Statistics: 2014 to 2015

02:18 February 25, 2017 - 09:30 December 09, 2016
Publication date: December 09, 2016
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Summary

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.

Key facts

·      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

 

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Coverage

Date Range: April 01, 2014 to March 31, 2015
Geographical coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups

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