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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21394: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 4 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each NHS board area have an eating disorder, broken down by (a) age and (b) gender.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 4 March 2019

Information is not held centrally on the number of people with an eating disorder. However, information is provided on the number who have received treatment. Due to the small numbers involved and to protect patient confidentiality, it has not been possible for Information Service Division (ISD) to include a full breakdown by age group.

Health Board

 

Sex

 

 

Male

Female

Total

Ayrshire & Arran

*

*

14

Borders

*

*

10

Dumfries & Galloway

*

*

20

Fife

6

23

29

Forth Valley

*

*

19

Grampian

6

60

66

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

14

101

115

Highland

*

*

40

Island Boards 2

*

*

8

Lanarkshire

8

31

39

Lothian

8

90

98

Other 3

-

48

48

Tayside

*

*

30

Total

57

479

536

Sources: ISD (SMR01, SMR04)

Notes:

* - Denotes values which have been suppressed to protect patient confidentiality.

1 - An eating disorder diagnosis is based on current classifications in Chapter V of the ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders.

2 - Due to small numbers, the Orkney, Shetland, and Western Isles health boards have been grouped under Island Boards to protect patient confidentiality.

3 - Due to small numbers, the National Facility, Non-NHS Provider/Location, and State Hospital health boards have been grouped under Other to protect patient confidentiality.