A report published today by NHS Digital in collaboration with Public Health England, highlights differences in the health outcomes of people with learning disabilities


Key Facts

Just over 50 per cent of patients registered at General Practices in England are represented in this dataset, including 127,351 people with a learning disability and 28,832,342 people without a learning disability

On average, females with learning disabilities had around an 18 year shorter life expectancy than the general population, and males had around a 14 year shorter life expectancy than the general population

1 in 2 females with learning disabilities received breast cancer screening; over 2 in 3 females with no learning disabilities received breast cancer screening

The prevalence of some conditions, including Epilepsy and Diabetes, is higher in people with learning disabilities and lower in other conditions, such as Cancer and Coronary Heart disease

Obesity is twice as common in people aged 18-35 with learning disabilities, being underweight is twice as common in people aged over 64 with learning disabilities, compared with patients with no learning disabilities