Research and analysis

Atrial fibrillation prevalence estimates for local populations

Estimates of the number of people with atrial fibrillation in GP practices and clinical commissioning group (CCG) areas in England.

Documents

Atrial fibrillation prevalence estimates

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Analysis of atrial fibrillation prevalence estimates in England

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Technical document for sub-national English atrial fibrillation prevalence estimates

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Details

Healthcare professionals can use this resource to estimate the number of people with atrial fibrillation in their local area. The data also shows the variation in the condition across the local area. This can help with planning and commissioning local services.

The estimates are at GP practice and CCG level and for the whole of England. The data presents estimates for male, female and total population. The population and recorded prevalence data used was from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (now NHS Digital).

Prevalence rates from a Swedish population study have been applied to local areas in England. The estimates show where prevalence is lower than expected if the local population demographics were the same as in Sweden.

The documents that accompany the estimates include:

  • summary analysis of estimates of atrial fibrillation prevalence across England
  • technical document explaining how the estimates are created
Published 2 June 2015
Last updated 14 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated versions of briefing, technical document and prevalence estimates.
  2. First published.