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Diabetes

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes in (i) Tyne and Wear, (ii) the North East and (iii) England in each of the last 10 years. (197262)

Data on the number of people with a specific type of diabetes are not available. The overall number of people with diabetes can be provided based on the read codes that are used in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). The QOF data for diabetes cover people over the age of 17. Data are only available for the financial years 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07.

Tyne and Wear is not analogous to a national health service organisation. The sum of the primary care trusts of Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland is the closest we can provide.

In July 2006, strategic health authorities (SHAs) were restructured. We have provided for 2004-05 and 2005-06 the old SHAs that became the new North East SHA. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA and County Durham and Tees Valley SHA became the North East SHA.

Area

Diabetes list size

2004-05

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA

51,408

County Durham and Tees Valley SHA

39,552

‘Tyne and Wear’

39,067

England

1,766,391

2005-06

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA

54,970

County Durham and Tees Valley SHA

42,380

‘Tyne and Wear’

41,511

England

1,890,663

2006-07

North East SHA

101,690

‘Tyne and Wear’

43,111

England

1,961,976