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Chronic Illnesses

Question for Department of Health

UIN 210687, tabled on 15 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the population in the city of (a) Birmingham, (b) Manchester, (c) Leeds, (d) Newcastle, (e) Bristol, (f) Southampton and (g) Nottingham has a long-term medical condition.

Answered on

20 October 2014

The Department does not have the information available in the format requested. In total, more than 15 million people in England have a long-term condition.

However, the Office for National Statistics ‘2011 Census: Long-term health problem or disability, local authorities in the United Kingdom’ has data relating to the number of people with disabilities which limit their 'Day-to-day activities'. This is defined as ‘any health problem or disability (including problems related to old age) which has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months.’ The Data for Bristol, Southampton and Nottingham is from unitary authorities (UA) and is presented in the following format1:

Total Population

Day-to-day activities limited a lot (%)

Day-to-day activities limited a little (%)

Day-to-day activities not limited

(%)

Birmingham

1,073,045

9.1

9.3

81.6

Manchester

503,127

9.4

8.3

82.2

Leeds

751,485

7.9

8.9

83.3

Newcastle upon Tyne

280,177

9.5

9.2

81.2

Bristol, City of UA

428,234

8.1

8.7

83.3

Southampton UA

236,882

7.7

8.5

83.8

Nottingham UA

305,680

9.1

9.1

81.9

Notes:

  1. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/datasets-and-tables/index.html?pageSize=50&sortBy=none&sortDirection=none&newquery=long-term+conditions&content-type=Reference+table&content-type=Dataset

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Department of Health and Social Care
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