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Hyperkinesis

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list by regional health authority, for the latest data he has available, what tests are being carried out on children for hyperkinesis; what is the percentage of those diagnosed as suffering from this condition; at what ages these tests are carried out; what were the comparable figures (a) five and (b) 10 years ago; and at what age these tests are stopped.

Total cost of prescriptions dispensed by chemists, appliance contractors and dispensing doctors (Based on 1988–89 prices)
April 1986 to March 1987April 1987 to March 1988
Total cost(£ thousands)Total cost per head(£)Total cost(£ thousands)Total cost per head(£)
Cleveland25,87946·4127,46749·54
Cumbria22,23445,6923,56748·40
Durham28,36747·3130,15450·37
Northumberland13,72845·6114,60548·53
Gateshead9,70346·8010,10748·85
Newcastle13,24947·0813,93049·28
North Tyne10,64955·3811,24758·31
South Tyne7,30346·547,78949·85
Sunderland15,08550·6715,98753·81
Northern RHA146,19747·46154,85350·33
Humberside39,74046·8442,46550·16
North Yorkshire30,44443·5032,52346·08
Bradford20,49544·2621,88247·31
Calderdale9,03146·779,60249·28
Kirklees15,14640·2216,36743·55
Leeds32,15845·2334,15348·17
Wakefield14,84247·9915,85451·10
Yorkshire RHA161,85744·94172,84647·95
Derbyshire37,40140·8040,25043·81
Leicester35,57540,6636,19843·44
Lincoln27,16847·8929,98852·19
Nottinghamshire39,19738·9542,08541·76
Barnsley11,31550·9212,19855·08
Doncaster13,48546·6114,71450·73
Rotherham10,54941·8511,28144·74
Sheffield23,26143·5324,70046·40
Trent RHA197,95142·45213,39445·64
Cambridgeshire25,14239·5826,95841·96
Norfolk32,74044,9935,41748·11
Suffolk26,35441·9228,14844·32
East Anglia RHA84,23642·3090,52444·95
Bedford20,84340·0122,19342·20
Hertfordshire37,94038·4940,35640·89
Barnet11,91139·1012,60841·22