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Disability category:
Long-term condition
Disability category: Long-term condition

Diet – Causes and risk factors

The most important individual risk factors for poor diet are ageing, ill health, eating disorders and socio-economic circumstances.  Many of these risk factors are described in the Inequalities section. There is growing recognition that people do not make dietary choices based on the full costs and benefits of these decisions.  Decisions over what, when and …

How does smoking vary by disability and long-term condition in the City?

In the City of London, GP recorded smoking prevalence rates are much lower, but Figure 1 shows that similar patterns to Hackney can still be seen in those with active asthma (similar rates to those without) and those with SMI (higher smoking prevalence rates than those without). Learning disability data has been suppressed due to …

How does smoking vary by disability and long-term condition in Hackney?

Figure 1 presents GP recorded smoking prevalence in Hackney for a selection of different disability/long-term illness groups.  The figure shows that those with active asthma are equally likely to smoke as those without, those with a learning disability recorded by their GP are less likely to smoke, and those with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)[1] are …