In NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG the most prevalent disease was Hypertension with a prevalence of 16.1% of the GP registered population. This equates to around 82,500 people.
The top three most prevalent diseases in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG for 2015/16 were:
- Hypertension (16.1%)
- Obesity (18+) (9.2%)
- Depression (18+) (9%)
It should be noted that the QOF prevalence figures do not detail the number of people newly diagnosed within each year, but rather the number of patients with a diagnosis on the GP practice list.
Importantly, QOF registers reflect recorded diagnoses of disease and they may not reflect the true prevalence of a disease in a population as individuals may live with a disease and not report symptoms to their GP and as such the prevalence of a disease may be underestimated.
The chart below shows the 2015/16 QOF recorded prevalence of diseases in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG and England; including 95% confidence intervals.
The 2015/16 QOF report for GP practices in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG can be found here, and you can browse through the document embedded below.