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Chronically Sick People

Health written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Tony Baldry Tony Baldry The Second Church Estates Commissioner

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in the (a) working and (b) total population suffering from (i) one long-term condition and (ii) two long-term conditions; and what he estimates the above numbers will be in (A) 10 years time and (B) 20 years time.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Number (million)
(a) Number of people in work force with one or more long-term conditions 10.7
(b)(i) Number of people with one long-term condition 10.4
(b) (ii) Number of people with two or more long-term conditions 5.0
(i) (A) Estimate over next 10 years for people with one or more long-term conditions 15.4
(i) (B) Estimate over next 20 years for people with one or more long-term conditions 17.9

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