Deficiency Diseases

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital admissions there have been for (a) scurvy, (b) rickets and (c) vitamin D deficiency in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 27 January 2020

A table showing admissions with a primary diagnosis of ascorbic acid deficiency (scurvy), rickets and vitamin D deficiency nationally, 2016-17 to 2018-19, is attached.

pq6131 table (Excel SpreadSheet, 21.74 KB)

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