Tabulations of selected health outcomes in HES inpatient records

This page contains links to tabulations of the number of participants with one or more admissions for selected health outcomes, shown below:

Data are currently available on in-patient admissions between April 2006 and March 2011 for participants treated in England. During this time, 123,185 participants had a HES record (out of a total of 445,985 participants resident in England). Data for participants in Wales and Scotland will be added in due course. The numbers included in these tables are based on the first occurrence of these health outcomes contained in hospital in-patient records since recruitment, and are not necessarily the first instance of the disease. The numbers of conditions occurring before recruitment will be made available in due course as additional health records are added to the core repository.

This data does not take into account information from participant self-report or other linked sources of data such as hospital outpatient records or primary care data. As such, outcomes not resulting in hospital admission are not captured by these data. Both because of this, and because UK Biobank participants are not representative of the general UK population, these numbers should not be regarded as estimates of disease rates in the UK population.

The conditions highlighted here are chosen based on their likely research interest and impact on public health and/or because they are the most common. In-patient data on cancer outcomes are not listed here because more complete data on cancer registrations is provided from linkage to cancer registry data (Category 100092).

The accuracy of the codes has not been checked in detail and UK Biobank's Outcomes Working group is currently working to adjudicate the most common outcomes.

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