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Diagnosed/Estimated prevalence of various conditions in the Gateshead population [Chart - Prevalence of various conditions]:[1]

Long Term Conditions Table

There are 52,679 people with one or more of the common long term conditions (LTCs) in Gateshead, of whom 8274 have three or more LTCs.[2] This excludes people who have less common LTCs. The risk of unplanned hospitalisation increases with increasing number of LTCs.

emergencyThe rate of emergency admissions in Gateshead for people where a chronic ambulatory condition was the primary diagnosis (1118 per 100,000 population) is higher than the England average (813 per 100,000 population), after adjusting for the age profile of the population.[3]

The gap in the employment rate between those with an LTC and the overall employment rate was 26.9 percentage points in Gateshead in 2016/17, down from 29.9 in 2015/16. For England as a whole, the gap is 29.4 percentage points [Chart - Gap in employment LTC vs overall].[4]

The proportion of people feeling supported to manage their condition in 2017/18 was 65.5% in the NewcastleGateshead CCG area compared to an England average of 59.6%.[5]


[1] Prevalence of Various Conditions, snapshot as at July 2018 (Various PHE Fingertips Profiles)

[2] NECS, Kings Fund Combined Predictive Model  risk of unplanned hospitalisation, Mar 2014

[3] Unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions, NHS Digital 2016/17 (NHS Digital website)

[4] Annual Population Survey - Labour Force Survey, ONS 2016/17 (PHOF website)

[5] Proportion of people feeling supported to manage their condition, NHS Digital January 2018 - March 2018 (NHS Digital website)

Last modified on 8th October 2018

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