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Diabetes: Brighton

Health written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residents of Brighton, Kemptown constituency were diagnosed with (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

Data on numbers of people diagnosed with diabetes is collected as part of the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).

Participation in the NDA is not mandatory and data is collected by primary care trust (PCT) rather than by constituency. Brighton and Hove PCT area had only partial participation in the 2008-09 NDA, which is the last year for which figures are available. The NDA collated data on 6,658 persons with diabetes in Brighton and Hove PCT. Of these, 911 had type 1 diabetes, 5,625 had type 2 diabetes and 122 had other types of diabetes. It is estimated that there are approximately 13,000 people with diabetes in Brighton and Hove PCT. This estimate uses the PBS Diabetes Population Prevalence Model Phase 3 (PBS3 model), developed by the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory.

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