Silicosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26 July 2019.

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Photo of Ruth George Ruth George Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on whether there is a (a) genetic, (b) socio-economic and (c) ethnic bias to the condition of silicosis.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 25 July 2019

Information about genetic bias in patients with silicosis is not held centrally.

The following table shows the number of finished admission episodes where there was a primary diagnosis of silicosis, as well as the ethnicity specified by the patient in each episode, over five years.

Ethnicity

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

A

British (White)

17

20

17

11

14

B

Irish (White)

3

1

-

-

-

C

Any other White background

-

-

-

1

-

D

White and Black Caribbean (Mixed)

-

-

1

1

1

H

Indian (Asian or Asian British)

1

-

-

-

-

J

Pakistani (Asian or Asian British)

-

1

-

-

-

M

Caribbean (Black or Black British)

2

1

-

1

-

N

African (Black or Black British)

-

-

2

-

-

S

Any other ethnic group

-

-

-

-

1

Z

Not stated

-

-

3

-

-

99

Unknown

-

-

4

-

2

Total

23

23

27

14

18

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), NHS Digital

The following table shows the number of finished admission episodes where there was a primary diagnosis of silicosis, as well as the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) decile relating to each episode, over five years.

IMD Decile

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Least deprived 10%

-

2

-

1

-

Less deprived 10-20%

3

2

4

1

-

Less deprived 20-30%

1

4

1

2

1

Less deprived 30-40%

-

-

-

1

3

Less deprived 40-50%

1

2

3

1

1

More deprived 40-50%

1

1

3

1

-

More deprived 30-40%

5

2

4

2

2

More deprived 20-30%

5

3

3

2

3

More deprived 10-20%

4

3

2

1

3

Most deprived 10%

2

3

6

2

5

Unknown

1

1

1

-

-

Total

23

23

27

14

18

Source: HES, NHS Digital

Note:

Finished admission episodes

A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period.

IMD Decile

This field uses the IMD Overall Ranking to identify which one of ten groups a Super Output Area belongs to, from most deprived through to least deprived. IMD version 2010 is used from 2010-11 onwards.

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