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S5W-04061: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people aged (a) under 18, (b) 18 to 65 and (c) over 65 have (i) been diagnosed with and (ii) received hospital treatment for malnutrition in each year since 2011, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 10 November 2016

Information on the number of patients who have been diagnosed with malnutrition is not held centrally. The number of people admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of malnutrition in each calendar year since 2011 by age group and NHS board is shown in the following table.

Please note that most people with malnutrition who are admitted to Scottish hospitals are suffering from some other medical condition that causes malnutrition. In addition many other cases are diagnosed and treated in a primary care setting.

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

 

Under 18

18-65

Over 65

Under 18

18-65

Over 65

Under 18

18-65

Over 65

Under 18

18-65

Over 65

Under 18

18-65

Over 65

 

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

6

14

25

*

15

15

-

13

25

-

10

17

*

23

17

 

NHS Borders

-

7

6

-

12

8

*

11

12

*

13

20

-

5

8

 

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

*

5

*

-

9

*

-

6

4

-

*

5

*

5

2

 

NHS Fife

*

12

11

*

10

8

*

15

4

-

10

13

-

18

8

 

NHS Forth Valley

-

6

*

-

11

*

-

*

3

-

8

*

*

9

5

 

NHS Grampian

-

30

22

-

29

14

 

*

18

11

-

26

11

*

16

3

 

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

 

*

 

40

 

29

 

*

 

25

 

15

 

*

 

22

 

17

 

-

 

29

 

28

 

*

 

32

 

25

 

NHS Highland

*

16

11

-

18

6

-

19

13

-

14

5

-

21

11

 

NHS Lanarkshire

*

21

14

*

25

7

*

27

10

-

13

8

-

19

7

 

NHS Lothian

-

38

16

-

41

23

-

30

21

-

52

27

*

33

18

 

NHS Orkney

-

*

*

-

*

*

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

NHS Shetland

-

*

*

-

*

*

-

*

*

-

*

 

-

*

-

 

NHS Tayside

-

13

14

 

*

14

13

*

13

8

*

13

10

-

*

7

 

NHS Western Isles

-

-

-

-

-

*

-

*

-

-

-

*

-

*

-

 

Non NHS Scotland Residents

-

*

*

-

*

-

-

*

-

-

-

*

-

-

*

 

Treated in NHS Scotland

14

208

156

8

214

119

8

182

129

*

194

149

6

187

112

 

*Indicates values that have been suppressed due to the potential risk of disclosure and to help maintain patient confidentiality.