Prevalence data is starting to get out! In the table below you can see the data from England and Northern Ireland. The English data was taken from QMAS at the start of April and the NI data from their official prevalence bulletin. I would recommend the NI bulletin for further reading as there are a lot of nice charts showing the spread of the prevalence. When comparing the data with previous years it is important to remember that there have been big rule changes in mental health and smaller one in LVD. Also of note is that the palliative care prevalence is for information only and does not change the cash value of points as the others do.
There are couple of figures in the NI bulletin I don't understand - mainly the depression 2 and LVD 3 listings. I can't quite see the relevance but I will ask!
|Prevalence Area||England||Northern Ireland|
|Smoking - for recording**||19.557||18.55|
* I am not sure exactly what this depression figure means. I think it is the number of people eligible for depression screening.
** This is the number of people eligible to be asked regularly about their smoking. It is the combined prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, COPD and stroke