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Table 3 Estimated size of the 2019 UK at-risk population according to national guidance (either aged ≥70 years, or younger with an underlying health condition)

From: UK prevalence of underlying conditions which increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease: a point prevalence study using electronic health records

  Age 2 to 69 years Age ≥ 70 years Estimated total number of individuals in the at-risk population
Age-standardised prevalence of at least one underlying health condition /100,000 (95% CI) Office for National Statistics mid-2019 population estimate Estimated number of individuals aged 2–69 years with at least one underlying health condition (95% CI) Office for National Statistics mid-2019 population estimate
Scotland 18,046 (17,956–18,137) 4,615,093 832,848 (828,694–837,019) 744,701 1,577,549
Northern Ireland 19,672 (19,490–19,855) 1,622,687 319,213 (316,266–322,182) 224,851 544,064
Wales 19,519 (19,418–19,619) 2,609,759 509,389 (506,776–512,011) 480,234 989,623
England 16,573 (16,495–16,652) 47,467,071 7,866,870 (7,829,660–7,904,217) 7,556,976 15,423,846
  1. 95% CI 95% confidence interval.