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S5W-21132: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many people have alopecia, broken down by (a) age group, (b) gender and (c) NHS board.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 1 February 2019

The information requested is not held centrally by the Scottish Government. However, the Scottish Burden of Disease project, in producing estimates of the overall prevalence of skin and subcutaneous diseases in Scotland, has considered a number of conditions/diseases including alopecia. Further information is available from the link below: https://www.scotpho.org.uk/media/1775/sbod2016-skindiseases.pdf