National estimates suggest that there are around 11,000 disabled children in Hackney and almost 150 in the City of London (Table 3). An estimated 32 boys and 16 girls aged 0-19 have a severe disability in Hackney. Estimates of the prevalence of severe disability are not available for the City due to the small numbers involved.

Table 3: Estimates of childhood disability in Hackney and the City (2011)

National estimates suggest 5,986 boys and 5,083 girls have disabilities in Hackney and the City of London.
Source: National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network, Public Health England

According to local GP data, 6% of 5-19 year olds in Hackney and the City of London (3,113 people) are recorded as having at least one long term condition.B  In comparison, the 2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey for England found that 23% of young people (aged 11, 13 and 15) reported having a long-term condition that had been diagnosed by a doctor. 3 It is important to note that these data are from different sources so are not directly comparable. However, data from the Department of Work and Pensions reveal that the age profile of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants in Hackney is similar to the London and national profiles. 4 Therefore, there may be a significant under-recording of disability on GP registers locally.

The number of 5-19 year olds in Hackney and the City of London who have more than one long-term condition documented on their GP record is 121, equating to 0.24% of the population.

The most relevant long-term conditions to the physical health of 5-19 year olds are active asthma, diabetes and epilepsy (Table 4).

Table 4: Long-term conditions diagnosed in 5-19 year olds in Hackney and the City (2015).

The most relevant long-term condition among 15-19 year olds is active asthma.
Source: City and Hackney CCG

Notes

  1. Included long-term conditions are: atrial fibrillation, active asthma, bipolar disorder, cancer, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, heart failure, HIV, hypertension, learning disability, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, psychosis, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, sickle cell disease, senile macular degeneration, spinal cord injury and stroke.
  2. Included long-term conditions are: atrial fibrillation, active asthma, bipolar disorder, cancer, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, heart failure, HIV, hypertension, learning disability, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, psychosis, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, sickle cell disease, senile macular degeneration, spinal cord injury and stroke.

References

  1. F. Brooks, J. Magnusson, E. Klemera and e. al, “HBSC England National Report 2014,” University of Hertfordshire, 2015
  2. Department for Work and Pensions, “Disability Living Allowance (DLA),” [Online]. Available: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/disability_living_allowance_dla.
  3. F. Brooks, J. Magnusson, E. Klemera and e. al, “HBSC England National Report 2014,” University of Hertfordshire, 2015
  4. Department for Work and Pensions, “Disability Living Allowance (DLA),” [Online]. Available: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/disability_living_allowance_dla.