Publication - Statistics

Long Term Monitoring of Health Inequalities: Headline Indicators – October 2014

Published: 28 Oct 2014
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781784128777

Annual update of the 'Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities' headline indicators.

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Long Term Monitoring of Health Inequalities: Headline Indicators – October 2014
Cancer- deaths aged 45-74 years

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Cancer- deaths aged 45-74 years

The mortality rate for cancer amongst those aged 45-74 years has fallen by 20% since 1997 (to 406.2 per 100,000, in 2012). People in this age group who live in the most deprived areas are more than twice as likely to die of cancer than those in the least deprived (607.1 per 100,000, compared to 291.3 per 100,000, in 2012).

Between 1997 and 2009, the death rate in the most deprived areas reduced by a similar amount as in the least deprived areas, though there was fluctuation throughout this period. The absolute gap has since narrowed, as mortality rates in the 10% most deprived areas have reduced. However, a similar reduction has not occurred over the same time period in the second, third or fourth most deprived deciles, while rates in the least deprived areas have not continued to decrease. Therefore, relative inequality, which has increased slightly over the long term, has been more stable since 2004, including over the years since 2009.

Inequalities gradient in 2012

Cancer mortality amongst those aged 45-74y by Income-Employment index: Scotland 2012

Relative Index of Inequality (RII) over time

Relative Index of Inequality (RII): Cancer mortality 45-74y - Scotland 1997-2012

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: Cancer mortality 45-74y - Scotland 1997-2012

Scale / context

Number of deaths

Target population size

Rate per 100,000 (EASR)

1997

8,068

1,635,590

509.1

1998

7,995

1,646,711

501.9

1999

7,904

1,658,124

494.4

2000

7,776

1,670,660

484.8

2001

7,903

1,687,422

489.2

2002

7,850

1,706,141

481.2

2003

7,706

1,727,112

467.4

2004

7,678

1,751,037

460.9

2005

7,606

1,774,865

451.8

2006

7,486

1,799,382

441.3

2007

7,569

1,827,320

439.5

2008

7,536

1,856,874

431.0

2009

7,481

1,885,693

421.2

2010

7,394

1,914,226

411.1

2011

7,428

1,941,253

408.5

2012

7,514

1,964,203

406.2


Contact

Email: Craig Kellock