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Diabetes

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in England were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in each of the last 30 years. (140640)

The number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is not available in the format requested. Figures are not available for type 1 and type 2 diabetes separately.

The total number of patients aged 17 and over on practice registers in England who have an appropriate diabetes diagnosis in 2004-05 was 1.77 million people1.

The total number of patients aged 17 and over on practice registers in England who have an appropriate diabetes diagnosis in 2005-06 was 1.89 million people2.

It is estimated that over 90 per cent. of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.

Notes:

The difference between 1.77 million in 2004-05 and 1.89 million in 2005-06 does not mean that extra 0.12 million patients were diagnosed within those 12 months. The figures are a function of diagnosis recording on practice registers, and therefore were subject to data quality review in that period, as the QOF was being established. Patients with diabetes aged under 17 are not included because they are regarded as receiving their diabetes management in the secondary care sector.

Sources:

1 2004-05 Quality and Outcomes Framework” (QOF) data published by The Information Centre for health and social care. This is the first year of data from this source.

2 Source 2005-06 QOF data published by The Information Centre for health and social care.