Table 3

Characteristics of registered adult patients with ID by whether they had a health check between April 2009 and March 2013

Patients with with ID with a health checkPatients with ID
without a health check
Individual characteristicnPer centNPer cent
Age at health check/index date (years)
Down's syndrome
Autism spectrum disorder
High support needs*
Lives in communal establishment
 Not recorded557474.5611188.3
  • *Has been classed as having severe or profound ID by the GP or has two or more of the following in addition to an ID diagnosis: epilepsy, cerebral palsy or significant mobility problem (wheelchair use or greater problem), severe visual impairment, severe hearing impairment, a continence problem, or use of PEG feeding.

  • ID, intellectual disability; GP, general practitioner; PEG, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.