Health written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) males and (b) females in each socio-economic group have type 2 diabetes.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

There are no data centrally collected. Data from the Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF) about the number of people recorded on diabetes registers are available for national health service organisations. However, it is not possible to separate the data by gender or socio-economic group.

This table provides data of the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in England.

Number of people diagnosed with diabetes
2004-05 1,766,391
2005-06 1,890,663
2006-07 1,961,976
2007-08 2,088,335
2008-09 2,213,138

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