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Recorded dementia diagnoses, May 2017

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics
Date Range:
Snapshot on 31 May 2017


PLEASE NOTE: On 21st July 2017, the file 'Dementia: 65+ Estimated Diagnosis Rate, May 2017' was corrected. Full details of corrections are detailed within the file.

Recorded dementia diagnoses, May 2017.

We collect and publish data about people with dementia at each GP practice, so that the NHS (GPs and commissioners) can make informed choices about how to plan their services around their patients needs.

This publication includes a dementia diagnosis rate indicator. As not everyone with dementia has a formal diagnosis, this statistic compares the number of people thought to have dementia with the number of people diagnosed with dementia, aged 65 and over.

Please access the diagnosis rate indicator through the online interactive tool or the documents below.

Key Facts

The dementia diagnosis rate at 31st May 2017 is 67.8 per cent (95% CI 61.0-73.4).

Recorded dementia prevalence is 0.767 per cent (1 person in 130).

When considered alongside monthly data previously collected, this indicates a progressive increase in recorded prevalence from May 2016 (0.759) to May 2017 (0.767).

Of the extract cohort, data for 7,213 practices were collected, representing 98.9 per cent coverage of cohort practices.

75.2 per cent of patients on the practices' dementia registers had their ethnicity recorded as either 'Not stated' or 'No ethnicity code'.


Interactive tool


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Last edited: 28 March 2019 4:13 pm