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Publication, Part of Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities
Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities: Experimental Statistics: 2016 to 2017Experimental statistics, Other reports and statistics
- Publication Date:
- 12 Dec 2017
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Regions, Sub-Integrated Care Boards
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2017
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.
- In 2016-17, 1 in 218 people were recorded as having a learning disability.
- Over 57 per cent of patients registered at General Practices in England were included in these data, an increase from 51 per cent in 2014-15.
- 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.
- Almost 80 per cent of eligible patients with a learning disability aged 60-69 received screening for colorectal cancer, an increase from 69 per cent in 2014-15.
- Overall, almost 50 per cent of patients with a learning disability received an annual learning disability health check in 2016-17. This is an increase from 43 per cent in 2014-15.
- Around 42 per cent of patients with a learning disability received a seasonal influenza immunisation in 2016-17 compared to 41 per cent in 2014-15.
- The overall rate of constipation identified in patients with a learning disability was just over 13 per cent in 2016-17. This is an increase from under 2 per cent in 2014-15.
- 3 per cent of patients with a learning disability also had a diagnosis of dysphagia, with the highest prevalence recorded in patients aged 75 and over.
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