England: Respiratory illness among over 55s in 2016/17, by gender and age

This statistic displays the prevalence of respiratory illnesses among those older than 55 years of age in England in the period from May 2016 to July 2017, by gender and age. Respiratory illness is more prevalent in women across all age groups. In this period, 22.4 percent of women aged 65 to 69 years were living with a respiratory illness compared to 17.1 percent of men in the same age group.

Prevalence of diagnosed respiratory illnesses* among those aged over 55 years in England in 2016/17, by gender and age

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Release date

October 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

May 2016 to June 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

55 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Defined as either having asthma or a pulmonary disease. ** n (male)= 3,066; n (female)= 3,904.

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