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Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

About fifty percent of individuals with a learning disability have at least one significant health problem and their life expectancy is fourteen to seventeen years lower than individuals who are not disabled.

For individuals with learning disabilities, early onset dementia incidence is over seven times higher, epilepsy (most common cause of death) is over seventeen times higher, obesity is 1.2 times higher, strokes 1.2 times higher and heart failure 2.3 times higher compared with non disabled individuals.

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