Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd May 2018.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome in each of the last seven years.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Hospital Episode Statistics database contains counts of hospital episodes and attendances rather than people. The following table shows a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs) in England with a primary or secondary diagnosis of foetal alcohol syndrome 2010-11 to 2016-17.

Year

FAEs

2010-11

212

2011-12

270

2012-13

252

2013-14

272

2014-15

286

2015-16

349

2016-17

361

It should be noted that this should not be described as a count of people as the same person may have been admitted on one or more occasions.

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