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Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities, Experimental Statistics: 2018 to 2019 [PAS]

Experimental statistics, Other reports and statistics

Summary

Information on people with and without learning disabilities was collected from around half of GP practices in England between 2014-15 and 2018-19, to identify potential differences in treatment, health status and outcomes of people with learning disabilities compared to the rest of the population.


Percentage of Patients Included in the Publication

54% of patients registered in England were included in this publication, an increase since 2017-18 (47%). Figure 1 shows the variation in this figure by CCG.

Figure 1: Percentage of patients included in this publication, by CCG, 2018-19

Prevalence of Learning Disabilities

Overall, 0.47% (150,982) of the patients included in this publication were listed on their general practice’s Learning Disabilities Register. Figure 2 shows the variation in this figure by age and gender. The error bars represent 95% confidence intervals.

Figure 2: Proportion of the population listed on their general practice’s Learning Disabilities Register, by age and gender, 2018-19

Learning Disability Health Checks

56% of patients with a learning disability had a Learning Disability Health Check in the year 2018-19, a statistically significant increase from 43% in the year 2014-15. Figure 3 shows the variation in health check uptake by age and gender in the year 2018-19.  Although males in the 18-24 age group have the highest learning disability prevalence, only 49% of patients with a learning disability in this group had a Learning Disability Health Check in the year 2018-19. This was the lowest percentage among adults.

Figure 3: Proportion of patients with a learning disability who had a Learning Disability Health Check in the year 2018-19, by age and gender


Last edited: 9 March 2023 1:56 pm