Health: Malnutrition

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Hanningfield Lord Hanningfield Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, Shadow Minister, Transport, Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many cases of malnutrition were recorded for those aged (a) below 60, and (b) above 60 by each National Health Service trust in England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (NHS Reform)

Finished in-year admission episodes for 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 are shown in tables which have been placed in the Library.

To minimise the risk of individual patients being identified, figures of five or less need to be suppressed where the data are geographically specific. Figures have been provided by strategic health authority of residence, as providing details at a lower organisational level would have involved heavy suppression of data.

The figures are for admission episodes where malnutrition was recorded as either a primary or secondary diagnosis.

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