Research and statistics on health
People with a learning disability tend to have poorer physical and mental health than the general population
Health and people with a learning disability
The health inequalities experienced by people with a learning disability are partly caused by poor quality healthcare. In addition, there are a number of health conditions that people with a learning disability are more likely to experience, including epilepsy, dementia and respiratory disease.
We have split the research and statistics on health and learning disability into 3 main topics:
- health inequalities
- mental health
- common associated conditions
Read more about each of these topics below.