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Annual information on the health and care of people with learning disabilities from NHS Digital

  Created on Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020. Posted in Literature

Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities, 2018-191 summarises data relating to 54% of patients in England on key health issues for people recorded by their GP as having a learning disability. It also includes comparative data about patients recorded by their GP as not having a learning disability, to show differences in health and care between the two groups.

For the first time, this publication contains a standardised mortality ratio, comparing mortality for those with a learning disability against those without.

Statistics about the prevalence of various health conditions, such as epilepsy and heart disease, are also included.