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Eating Disorders

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people between the ages of (a) 10 to 16, (b) 17 to 23 and (c) 24 to 30 years were diagnosed with eating disorders in each of the last 10 years. (125163)

This information is not available in the requested format. Information is available from 2002-03 onwards about the number of finished consultant episodes following a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder, by gender, and for the age ranges 0 to 14 years, 15 to 59 years, 60 to 74 years and over 75 years and is shown in the table.

Number of finished consultant episodes for patients with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder, by year and gender, for the national health service in England 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Year/age range

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

0 to 14

44

234

34

234

47

242

59

269

15 to 59

95

1,282

82

1,284

114

1,413

155

1,604

60 to 74

9

37

11

31

16

32

9

35

75+

18

34

14

25

8

32

11

32

Total male/female

166

1,587

141

1,574

185

1,719

234

1,940

Year total

1,753

1,715

1,904

2,174

Note: A finished consultant episode is a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Please note that the figures represent the number of treatment episodes provided, but do not represent the individual number of patients seen, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) The Information Centre for Health and Social Care.