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Long-term monitoring of health inequalities: December 2017

Published: 19 Dec 2017
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care

Update of long-term indicators of health inequalities, such as healthy birth weight and alcohol-related hospital admissions.

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Long-term monitoring of health inequalities: December 2017

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The indicators monitored by this report series are:

Headline indicators of health inequalities

  • Healthy Life Expectancy
  • Premature Mortality from all causes (aged under 75 years)
  • Mental Wellbeing of adults (aged 16+)

Indicators of inequalities in morbidity and mortality

  • Coronary Heart Disease: first ever hospital admission for heart attack (aged under 75 years)
  • Coronary Heart Disease: deaths (aged 45-74 years)
  • Cancer: incidence (aged under 75 years)
  • Cancer: deaths (aged 45-74 years)
  • Alcohol: first hospital admissions (aged under 75 years)
  • Alcohol-related deaths (aged 45-74 years)
  • All-cause mortality (aged 15-44 years)
  • Low birthweight
  • Healthy birthweight
  • Self-assessed health of adults (aged 16+)
  • Limiting long-term conditions amongst adults (aged 16+)

This year's report does not include results for the mental wellbeing indicator, the self-assessed health indicator, or the limiting long-term conditions indicators. These are produced every second year and were included in the previous report.

Tables showing the most up-to-date trends in relative and absolute inequalities for all indicators are published on the Scottish Government website.