Diabetes prevalence

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The prevalence of QOF-recorded diabetes (in adults aged 17+) in the population

Source: The Information Centre for health and social care (IC)

Publisher: Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO)

Geographies: Local Authority District (LAD), County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National

Geographic coverage: England

Time coverage: 2008

Type of data: Administrative data

Update frequency: Annually
Import source: DATA4NR-data4nr-export-13-01-2010.csv
External reference: DATA4NR-1350
National statistic: no
Geographic coverage: 100000: England
Update frequency: Annually
Temporal coverage from: 2008
Precision: Potential errors in collection, collation and interpretation. It is a measure of recorded diabetes prevalence and not actual prevalence and therefore under-reports groups who are less likely to be registered with a GP, such as ethnic populations, young people, homeless people, migrants and travellers. Record level data is not available therefore we have to apportion practices to LAs based on a look up file created from NSTS data. The NSTS practice file does not completely match the QOF practices and therefore the apportioning may not mirror exactly where the patients come from, but it is the best approximation with the data provided. The diabetes prevalence will not match up with the QOF published prevalence where the areas are identical due to a different denominator being used (QOF uses the practice list size whereas the Health Profiles use the resident population).
Source: The Information Centre for health and social care (IC)
Temporal coverage to: 2008