Disease and risk factor prevalence

Knowledge of the frequency of disease is an important prerequisite for understanding population health, case finding, commissioning and planning services, and understanding variation in health and care. The most commonly used measure of disease frequency is *prevalence* which is an estimate of the number of cases of a given disease or risk factor in the population at a point in time (*point prevalence*) or over a given time period (*period prevalence*).
This is the first iteration of a data tool which:
  • consolidates data from across Fingertips into a single dataset
  • over time is intended to be a single point of access for all disease prevalence estimates from across Fingertips and other tools. 
  • provides access to the latest modelled prevalence estimates developed in conjunction with Imperial College
Prevalence data are organised on this site into 5 domains:
  • Modelled estimates. This domain contains updated prevalence estimates (see below)
  • Estimates of mental health and disability prevalence
  • Estimates for long term conditions
  • Estimates of risk factor prevalence
  • Prevalence data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework

Geography: Upper and lower tier Local Authorities, CCGs and GP Practices in England

Organisation: Public Health England (PHE)

External link: https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/prevalence

Published profile: Available interactively only from the link above.



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