Chronic Illnesses

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the population in the city of (a) Birmingham, (b) Manchester, (c) Leeds, (d) Newcastle, (e) Bristol, (f) Southampton and (g) Nottingham has a long-term medical condition.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department does not have the information available in the format requested. In total, more than 15 million people in England have a long-term condition.

However, the Office for National Statistics ‘2011 Census: Long-term health problem or disability, local authorities in the United Kingdom’ has data relating to the number of people with disabilities which limit their 'Day-to-day activities'. This is defined as ‘any health problem or disability (including problems related to old age) which has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months.’ The Data for Bristol, Southampton and Nottingham is from unitary authorities (UA) and is presented in the following format1:

Total Population

Day-to-day activities limited a lot (%)

Day-to-day activities limited a little (%)

Day-to-day activities not limited

(%)

Birmingham

1,073,045

9.1

9.3

81.6

Manchester

503,127

9.4

8.3

82.2

Leeds

751,485

7.9

8.9

83.3

Newcastle upon Tyne

280,177

9.5

9.2

81.2

Bristol, City of UA

428,234

8.1

8.7

83.3

Southampton UA

236,882

7.7

8.5

83.8

Nottingham UA

305,680

9.1

9.1

81.9

Notes:

  1. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/datasets-and-tables/index.html?pageSize=50&sortBy=none&sortDirection=none&newquery=long-term+conditions&content-type=Reference+table&content-type=Dataset

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