Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Deficiency Diseases: Children

Health written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of childhood (a) rickets and (b) scurvy have been recorded in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Hospital Episode Statistics, Health and Social Care Information Centre has provided a count of finished admission episodes with a primary or secondary diagnosis of rickets and scurvy for 0-17 year olds, for 2002-03 to 2011-12. It should be noted that these data should not be described as a count of people as the same person may have been admitted on more than one occasion. Changes to the figures over time need to be interpreted in the context of improvements in data quality and coverage.

Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector
  Rickets Scurvy
2002-03 190 5
2003-04 227 2
2004-03 200 6
2005-06 280 9
2006-07 373 7
2007-08 382 5
2008-09 518 5
2009-10 559 2
2010-11 529 2
2011-12 748 6

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.