Health of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities
This project looked at the health of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.
What we did
We compared the health information of people with learning disabilities with the health of other people using information from the Scotland Census 2011.
What we found
We found that people with learning disabilities have poorer general health.
They may have problems doing daily activities due to poor health.
Health problems can start when people re young and last all their life.
We wrote a report and it was published in a health journal.
What we will do next
We will share this information to let people know what we found.
We will ask that health teams are more aware of the health needs of people with learning disabilities and that they take time to talk about their general health.