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  • Health inequalities statistics released

    Created: 11/04/2017

    The gap in health outcomes between the most deprived and least deprived areas of Scotland is reported for a variety of indicators in absolute and relative terms, including mental wellbeing, premature mortality, and a range of morbidity and mortality indicators relating to alcohol, cancer and coronary heart disease.

    Main findings

    With the exception of the healthy birthweight indicator, significant health inequalities persist for each indicator covered in the report.

    In a number of indicators, absolute inequality (the gap between the most and least deprived areas) has narrowed over the longer term:

    • Premature mortality - the gap has reduced by 16% from its peak in 2002
    • CHD deaths - the gap has reduced by 47% from its peak in 1997
    • First alcohol-related hospital admission - the gap has reduced by 43% since the start of the time series in 1996
    • All-cause mortality in those aged 15-44 – the gap has reduced by 16% from its peak in 2001
    • Low birthweight – the gap has reduced by 31% since its peak in 2004.

    The gap has widened for two indicators:

    • Limiting long-term conditions – the gap has increased by 39% since the start of the time series in 2008/2009.
    • Self-assessed health – the gap has increased by 47% since the start of the time series in 2008/2009

    For the other indicators in the report, long term trends in the absolute gap are less clear.

    To read the full report click here




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