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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20961: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many people are diagnosed with a lung condition.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 23 January 2019

The information requested is not held centrally.

However, the number of hospital stays for lung conditions is available in a table accompanying the ISD Annual Acute Hospital Activity publication, which is shown below. Note that the same person may be counted more than once in these figures and that they do not include patients with lung conditions who were not admitted to hospital during this period.

Number of hospital stays with a diagnosis of lung conditions, by financial year and diagnosis, Scotland 2013-14 to 2017-18 p

 

Financial Year

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18p

Diseases of the
respiratory system (1)

90,277

97,447

101,130

103,168

108,822

- Acute upper respiratory
infections and influenza

13,058

14,669

15,502

14,847

19,906

- Asthma

5,718

6,319

6,398

6,551

6,530

- Pneumonia

17,347

19,188

20,336

21,830

22,519

- Status asthmaticus

242

233

281

222

268

- Other acute lower
respiratory infections

17,454

19,557

19,921

20,916

21,149

- Other diseases of the
respiratory system

9,363

9,471

9,988

10,390

10,377

- Other diseases of upper
respiratory tract

28,072

28,962

29,734

29,441

28,917

Malignant neoplasms of
trachea, bronchus and lung

13,250

13,685

12,918

13,096

13,424

(1) Individuals may have multiple episodes with different main diagnoses recorded in a single stay and the subcategories may therefore not add up to the total number of stays for diseases of the respiratory system.

Source: SMR01. Taken from the ISD publication Annual Acute Hospital Activity and NHS Beds Information in Scotland - Year ending 31 March 2018 , published September 2018.