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
Healthy birthweight

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Healthy birthweight

A baby is considered to be of healthy birthweight (a weight appropriate for its gestational age) when it lies between the 5th and 95th centile for weight at its gestational age. Centiles are derived from Scottish data on births between the years 1998 and 2003.

There are slightly more cases of healthy birthweight in the least deprived areas than in the most deprived (91.1% and 89.0% respectively, in 2012). However, since 1997, levels of both relative and absolute inequality have been low and stable.

Note that data for 2012 are provisional.

Inequalities gradient in 2012

Healthy birthweight babies by Income-Employment Index: Scotland 2012

Relative Index of Inequality (RII) over time

Relative Index of Inequality (RII): Healthy birthweight babies Scotland 1997-2012

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: Healthy birthweight babies - Scotland 1997-2012

Scale / context

Number of healthy BW babies

Target population size (live singleton births)

Percentage

1997

51,280

56,878

90.2

1998

49,401

54,982

89.8

1999

47,240

52,607

89.8

2000

45,516

50,927

89.4

2001

44,526

49,632

89.7

2002

43,323

48,375

89.6

2003

43,856

48,945

89.6

2004

45,462

50,879

89.4

2005

45,194

50,538

89.4

2006

46,481

51,815

89.7

2007

49,176

54,836

89.7

2008

50,943

56,732

89.8

2009

50,119

55,869

89.7

2010

50,325

55,782

90.2

2011

49,357

55,013

89.7

2012p

49,568

55,015

90.1


Contact

Email: Craig Kellock