Table 1

The prevalence of consulting by disease group in a general practice population of 10000 per year

Disease groupPeriod prevalence
Office for National Statistics, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Department of Health. Morbidity statistics from general practice. Fourth national study, 1991–92. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1995.
Migraine115
Cerebrovascular disease71
Neuropathy45
Intervertebral disc disorders39
Epilepsy36
Dementia18
Parkinson’s disease15
Multiple sclerosis7