18 December 2018
A new report on long term health conditions in Jersey is released today by Statistics Jersey. This report shows the prevalence of 13 long term health conditions amongst Jersey residents, and the number of residents that have more than one of these conditions (known as multi morbidity).
The report is based mostly on the 12 conditions recorded by GPs as part of the Jersey Quality Improvement Framework (JQIF). These are:
- atrial fibrillation
- coronary heart disease
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- heart failure
- mental health problems
- stroke and transient ischemic attack
In addition, we have included cancer in the analysis.
The report findings include:
- Of all GP patients in Jersey, 75,020 (71%) had none of the 13 long-term conditions considered in this report; 17,765 (17%) had a single long term condition and 12,705 (12%) had two or more long term conditions.
- Three quarters (75%) of patients with a long term condition had either hypertension, obesity, diabetes or a combination of the three.
- Multi morbidity increases with age: the average age of a patient with 1 of the long term conditions was 53 years, 2 long term conditions: 65 years, 3 long term conditions: 71 years and 4 or more long term conditions: 76 years.
- Patients with no long term conditions see their GP on average 3 times per year; patients with 4 or more long term conditions see their GP on average 15 times per year.