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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each age cohort (a) were diagnosed with and (b) had their death attributed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in each of the last 10 years; and what the equivalent figures are for 2009 to date. (259728)

The following tables show separately the deaths from sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), familial or genetic CJD/Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome, iatrogenic CJD and variant OD from 1999-2009 by 10-year age cohorts. A further table shows age at diagnosis for variant CJD in 10 year age cohorts or, for those cases who were diagnosed only after death (i.e. post mortem), age at death. For other forms of CJD, data on year of diagnosis are almost identical to year of death as mean survival are only four months.

Deaths from sporadic CJD in the UK: 1999-2008 and 2009 to date

Age at death (yrs)

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90+

Total

1999

1

6

16

19

16

4

62

2000

3

2

25

17

3

50

2001

9

19

22

8

58

2002

3

11

33

22

3

72

2003

1

10

32

29

6

1

79

2004

3

11

17

12

7

50

2005

10

22

26

8

66

2006

2

7

24

25

10

68

2007

1

7

22

28

4

62

2008

1

9

26

34

8

78

2009 to date

2

2

Deaths from familial or genetic CJD/GSS in the UK: 1999-2008 and 2009 to date

Age at death (yrs)

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90+

Total

1999

1

1

2

2000

1

1

1

3

2001

2

1

1

1

1

6

2002

1

2

2

5

2003

1

2

3

6

2004

1

1

2

2

6

2005

1

7

2

3

13

2006

1

2

5

1

9

2007

3

4

1

8

2008

1

1

3

5

2009 to date

1

1

Deaths from iatrogenic CJD in the UK: 1999-2008 and 2009 to date

Age at death (yrs)

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90+

Total

1999

2

4

6

2000

1

1

2001

1

2

1

4

2002

2003

1

3

1

5

2004

1

1

2

2005

1

2

1

4

2006

1

1

2007

1

1

2

2008

1

4

5

2009 to date

1

1

Deaths from vCJD in the UK: 1999-2008 and 2009 to date

Age at death (yrs)

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90+

Total

1999

2

6

3

1

2

1

15

2000

6

14

7

1

28

2001

1

10

8

1

20

2002

2

7

5

2

1

17

2003

3

6

6

1

2

18

2004

1

4

3

1

9

2005

1

3

1

5

2006

1

4

5

2007

1

3

1

5

2008

1

1

2009 to date

Diagnosis of vCJD in the UK: 1999-2008 and 2009 to date

Age at diagnosis (yrs)

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90+

Total

1999

3

6

4

2

2

17

2000

5

13

6

1

1

1

27

2001

3

12

8

2

25

2002

6

5

3

1

1

16

2003

3

4

6

1

2

16

2004

1

2

4

1

8

2005

2

3

1

6

2006

1

1

3

1

6

2007

1

1

2008

1

1

2009 to date

1

1