Aiming to improve the national diagnosis rate for dementia, this annual report on dementia diagnosis data supports the Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge.
Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) Recorded Dementia Diagnoses - England, 2015-16
This is part of Recorded Dementia DiagnosesOfficial statistics
- Publication date:
- 4 May 2016
- Geographic coverage:
- Geographical granularity:
- Country, Regions
- Date range:
- 01 Apr 2015 to 31 Mar 2016
427,000 people in England (1 in every 132 people registered with a GP) were recorded as having dementia.
1 in every 23 people aged 65+ were recorded as having dementia.
20.9 per cent of women aged 90+ (1 in every 5) were recorded as having dementia.
Between October 2014 and March 2015, there was a noticeable increase in the number of recorded dementia diagnoses in England.
The proportion of people aged 65 and over with a recorded dementia diagnosis (prevalence rate) is greater in the north of England.