HC Deb 19 June 1981 vol 6 cc471-2W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether there is any marked difference in the incidence of anorexia nervosa between Northern Ireland and (a) Scotland and (b) England and Wales.

Mr. John Patten

[pursuant to his reply, 18 June 1981]: I regret that comparative statistics on the incidence of anorexia nervosa cannot be compiled because there is no information on the number of cases where the disorder was overcome without reference to the health services or on the cases where it was successfully treated by the family doctor.

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