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Annual learning disabilities statistics released

Annual figures on the health and care of people with learning disabilities have been released by NHS Digital.

The Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities, 2017-18 consists of data collected from just over half of GP practices in England on key health issues for people with learning disabilities1

It includes figures on:

  • life expectancy
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • flu vaccinations
  • palliative care
  • cancer screening

The report also includes figures on the prevalence of various health conditions, such as epilepsy and heart disease.

Trend data is available for 2017-18 and the three years prior at CCG level.

Read the full report

Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities, 2017-18 

Notes to editors

Data has submitted has been submitted from 57 per cent of GP practices, covering 47 per cent of all patients registered in England.

NHS Digital is the national information and technology partner of the health and care system.  Our team of information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend.  During the 2017/18 financial year, NHS Digital published 275 statistical reports. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better.

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