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Diabetes: Children

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were diagnosed with (a) type 2 diabetes and (b) non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in each year since 1997. (184524)

Data on the numbers of children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are not available in the format requested. Estimates of the number of children with Type 2 diabetes vary, but in the United Kingdom it has been suggested that it may be around 1,000.

Data are not available on the numbers of children diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The following table gives the number of patients, aged 0 to 17, admitted to hospital in each year since 1997 with a diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver.

All Diagnoses: Non-alcoholic fatty liver count of patients ages 0-17, NHS hospitals 1997-08 to 2006-07 in England

Number

1997-08

4

1998-09

7

1999-2000

18

2000-01

21

2001-02

44

2002-03

44

2003-04

45

2004-05

46

2005-06

72

2006-07

81

Note: Diagnosis code: K76.0 -fatty (change of) liver, not elsewhere classified. Source: Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) 1997-2007, Information Centre for Health and Social Care Information Centre. These figures represent a count of all patients with finished consultant episodes (FCEs) within each HES data year, where the diagnosis was mentioned in any of the 14 diagnosis positions (seven prior to 2002-03). An FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider.