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Equality, Poverty & Welfare Analysis Team
Communities Analytical Services
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Summary: Health, Social Care and Sport

Summary: Health, Social Care and Sport

Age
  • In 2016 the vast majority of both Social Care* at home clients (75%) and long stay care home residents (90%) were aged 65 years old and over.

* Social Care services refer to: Home Care, Telecare / Community alarm, Housing Support, Direct Payments and Meals services.

Source: Social Care Survey / Care Home Census / About the Care Home Census

  • In 2015, the proportion of adults reporting to be in 'very good' or 'good' health declined with age from 88% of those aged 16-24 to 55% of those aged 75 and over.  Levels of 'very good' health for children ranged between 65% and 73% for those aged 0-11 but declined from 63% for those aged 12-13 to 52% for those aged 14-15. 

 

  • Levels of wellbeing were significantly lower for women aged 16-24 than for other age groups of men and women, in 2015Levels of wellbeing were significantly lower for women aged 16-24 than for other age groups of men and women

Source: Scottish Health Survey 2015

 

  • Prevalence of multiple long-term conditions was much higher among older adults, 2012-2015

Prevalence of multiple long-term conditions was much higher among older adults, 2012-2015

Source: Scottish Health Survey 2015

 

  • Drug-related deaths in Scotland continue to increase and are currently at the highest level recorded.
  • Over two thirds (73%) of deaths were amongst those aged 35 and over, the same as in 2015. The median age at death increased from 28 years in 1996 to 41 years in 2016.

Source: Drug Related Deaths in Scotland in 2016

 

Useful Links

Age and Health, Social Care and Sport Page

Age Page

Disability
  • In 2014, those with a long-term limiting condition have considerably lower levels of good/very good general health than the rest of the population (27.5% compared with 88.6% in the non-disabled group).

Source: Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2014

Useful Links

Disability and Health, Social Care and Sport Page

Disability Page

Ethnicity
  • In 2014, when the differing age profile of ethnic groups are taken into account, the "White: Other British" and "White: Other" groups have significantly higher levels of good/very good general health compared to the "White: Scottish" majority.

Source: Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2014

 

Useful Links

Ethnicity and Health, Social Care and Sport Page

Ethnicity Page

Gender
  • As at end June 2017, over three-quarters (77.2%) of NHSScotland workforce (whole-time equivalent) were women (107,302.5 WTE employees out of 138,931.4 WTE).

Source: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Workforce/

 

  • In 2012-2015 the average mental wellbeing (WEMWBS) score for 13 to 15 year old boys (52.0) was significantly higher than for girls of the same age (49.9).

Source: Scottish Health Survey 2015

 

  • In 2015, male drinkers consumed around twice as much a week on average as female drinkers

Male drinkers consume around twice as much a week on average as female drinkers

Source: Scottish Health Survey 2015

 

  • Men were more likely than women to meet the Moderate or Vigorous Physical Activity guidelines in 2015

Men were more likely than women to meet the Moderate or Vigorous Physical Activity guidelines

Source: Scottish Health Survey 2015

 

  • In 2015, 15% of boys and 14% of girls were at risk of obesity, figures which were identical to those in 1998.
  • The proportion of boys of healthy weight has increased every year since 2011

The proportion of boys of healthy weight has increased every year since 2011

 

  • Self-reported drug use in Scotland is higher for men than for women.  In 2014/15 8.9% of men reported illicit drug use in the last year compared with 3.4% of women.
  • Self-reported drug use in Scotland is higher for men than for women.  

Self-reported drug use in Scotland is higher for men than for women.

Source: Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014/15: Drug Use, Edinburgh: Scottish Government:

Useful Links

Gender and Health, Social Care and Sport Page

Gender Page

Religion

 

  • In 2014, after the age distribution of religion groups is taken into account, most of the apparent differences in good/very good general health disappear. Only the lower than average rates for the "Roman Catholic" and "Other" groups are significant, at 72.5% and 70.4% respectively.

Source: Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2014

 

  • The Scottish Government collects information on the experiences of people in relation to healthcare services through the Scottish care experience survey programme.  Both patient and non-patient factors influence people’s experiences. While patient characteristics such as age and gender account for some of the variation in experiences, non-patient factors such as the individual GP practice, GP practice size, type of admission to hospital and individual hospital are also an important influence on experience.
  • Analysis has been undertaken which takes all of these factors into account in relation to differences in experiences for GP, Inpatient and Cancer care.  This analysis can be found at:

 Sources: Variations in the Experience of Inpatients in Scotland: Analysis of the 2016 Inpatient Survey

Scottish Patient Experience Survey of GP and Local NHS Services 2011/12 Volume 3: Variation in the Experiences of Primary Care Patients

Inpatient Experience Survey Volume 3: Exploring differences in experience

Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2015/16 - Exploring Differences in Cancer Patient Experiences

 

Useful Links

Religion and Health, Social Care and Sports Page

Religion Page

Sexual Orientation

 

  • In 2014, after age standardisation, the proportion of the "LGB & Other" group reporting good or very good general health is significantly lower than the rest of the population (65.6% compared with 74.5%).

Source: Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2014

 

  • The Scottish Government collects information on the experiences of people in relation to healthcare services through the Scottish care experience survey programme.  Both patient and non-patient factors influence people’s experiences. While patient characteristics such as age and gender account for some of the variation in experiences, non-patient factors such as the individual GP practice, GP practice size, type of admission to hospital and individual hospital are also an important influence on experience.
  • Analysis has been undertaken which takes all of these factors into account in relation to differences in experiences for GP, Inpatient and Cancer care.  This analysis can be found at:

 Sources: Variations in the Experience of Inpatients in Scotland: Analysis of the 2016 Inpatient Survey

Scottish Patient Experience Survey of GP and Local NHS Services 2011/12 Volume 3: Variation in the Experiences of Primary Care Patients

Inpatient Experience Survey Volume 3: Exploring differences in experience

Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2015/16 - Exploring Differences in Cancer Patient Experiences

 

Useful Links

Sexual Orientation and Health, Social Care and Sports Page

Sexual Orientation Page

Transgender

It is widely recognised that there is limited evidence into the health and experiences of transgender people in Scotland. Currently, there is no fully tested recommended question with which to collect information on gender identity in surveys or other data sources. A recent project carried out for the Equality and Human Rights Commission began work into this and the Scottish Government is considering future work in this area.

 

Useful links

Transgender and Health, Social Care and Sport Page

Transgender Page

National Performance Framework

National Performance Framework

Fifty National Indicators enable progress towards the achievement of the National Outcomes and ultimately the delivery of the Purpose to be tracked.

Indicators are chosen to show how the Scottish Government are progressing on the range of Outcomes. Equality breakdowns illustrate how protected groups are progressing towards achievement of the National Outcomes, particularly ‘we have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society’

Where available, equality breakdowns of progress against these National Indicators can be found under the 'What more do we know about the National indicator?' heading.

Increase physical activity, Data Tables (including Age and Gender)

Improve self-assessed general health, Data Tables (including Age and Gender)

Improve mental wellbeing, Data Tables (including Age and Gender)

Reduce emergency admissions to hospital, Data Tables (including Age and Gender)

Improve the quality of healthcare experience, Data Tables (including Age and Gender)

Reduce the percentage of adults who smoke, Data Tables (including Age, Gender, Disability and Ethnicity)

Reduce alcohol related hospital admissions, Data Tables (including Gender)

Reduce the number of individuals with problem drug use, Data Tables (including Age and Gender)

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Active Scotland Outcomes: Indicator Equality Analysis  - An analysis of equality data across the indicators from the Active Scotland Outcomes Framework.

Scottish Health Survey annual reports –annual publications and topic reports (including the Equality Groups topic report).

Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2014

Scottish Household Survey

Social Care Services, Scotland, 2015

Care Home Census

Home Care - Presents the latest national figures for home care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland.

Self Directed Support - Presents the latest figures on the number of people in Scotland who use Direct Payments to purchase and manage for themselves some or all of the social care and support services they need.

Mental Health Officers

Respite Care - Presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. Respite Care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.

Scottish GP Patient Experience Survey

Inpatient Experience Survey Volume 3: Exploring differences in experience  This report explores differences in the self-reported experiences of different groups of people based on the 2015/16 Scottish Inpatient Experience Survey.

Variations in the Experiences of Primary Care Patients: Analysis of the Scottish Patient Experience Survey of GP and Local NHS Services 2011/12

Analysis of Religion in the 2001 Census

The NHS Scotland Workforce - Staff Governance Publication - Includes Equality & Diversity breakdowns.

NHS Scotland Workforce - Provides data on NHSScotland workforce and covers all the equality characteristics

Taulbut, M., Parkinson, J., Catto, S. and Gordon, D. 2009 Scotland’s Mental Health and its Context: Adults 2009. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland, 2009,

Gordon DS, Graham L, Robinson M, Taulbut M. Dimensions of Diversity:Population Differences and Health Improvement Opportunities. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland; 2010.

Catto, S., Tod, E. Scotland's Mental Health: Adults 2012. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland. Published 2012.

Data

Future Developments

Future Developments

Tod, E., Parkinson, J., McCartney, G. Children and young people 2013. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland (2013)

Developing datasets section of website to include more interactive spreadsheets that provide additional anaylsis than in our publications - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/Data

Health, Social Care and Housing - Data linking project : http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/Datalinking/HealthSocialCareandHousin

External Links

External Links

Please note that you will leave the Scottish Government web site by clicking on any of the following links, and that the Scottish Government and its staff are not responsible for content external to this web site.

ISD Measuring use of health services by equality group

ISD Care Homes Publication

ISD Emergency Admissions Publication

ISD Home Page

Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability - The Same as You? (eSAY Publication) - Accessible statistics.

The Scottish Public Health Observatory - Public Health information for Scotland.

The NHS Health Scotland equality team webpages provide an introduction to equality, health inequalities and human rights in relation to health outcomes for each of the nine protected characteristics, signposting to qualitative research about access to services, practice guidance and case studies to help planners and practitioners design and deliver services which meet the needs of individuals and communities. Their Monthly Equalities Alert provides an update on the latest articles and journals covering health in relation to protected characteristics and population groups.

Statistics in more details

Contacts

Health, Social Care and Sport

swstat@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

 

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