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Anabolic Steroids: Misuse

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department records the number of people treated by GPs for conditions caused by the abuse of anabolic steroids. (185328)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department records the number of people admitted to hospital for conditions caused by the abuse of anabolic steroids. (185329)

Data on finished hospital admissions episodes are not recorded against a specific definition of conditions caused by the abuse of anabolic steroids.

However, data are collected on the number of finished hospital admissions episodes where there was a diagnosis, in any primary or secondary field of poisoning by androgens and anabolic congeners. This is recorded under the code T38.7.

Based on this code the number of finished hospital admissions episodes in 2006-07, the last year for which figures are available, is 68.

Note:

As these data are for admissions to hospital where it is identified that the patient had a condition of poisoning by androgens and anabolic congeners they do not represent any information about the longer term conditions of the effects of abuse of anabolic steroids.

Source:

Hospital episodes Statistics—The Information Centre for health and social care.