Skip Navigation

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

Publication date: 09:30 December 09, 2016

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

 


Coverage

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

Have a question? Call us on 0300 303 5678 or contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

Tell us what you think of the new website beta.

We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies. Find out more