Research and statistics on health

People with a learning disability tend to have poorer physical and mental health than the general population

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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.

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