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Recorded dementia diagnoses, October 2017

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
GP practices
Date Range:
Snapshot on 31 Oct 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

Recorded dementia prevalence at 31 October 2017 is 0.781 per cent (1 person in 128).

When considered alongside monthly data previously collected, this indicates a progressive increase in recorded prevalence from
October 2016 (0.773) to October 2017 (0.781).

After adjustments to remove spurious, 'non-GP' practices, shared practices and practices which decided not to participate in this
extraction, the extract cohort available for collection was 7,220 practices.

Of the extract cohort, data for 7,157 practices were collected, representing 99.1 per cent coverage of cohort practices.

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


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Last edited: 28 March 2019 4:18 pm