Long-term monitoring of health inequalities: March 2022 report

Annual update of the long-term monitoring of health inequalities headline indicators.

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The indicators monitored by this report series are:

Headline indicators of health inequalities

  • Healthy life expectancy (HLE)
  • Premature mortality from all causes (aged under 75 years)
  • Mental wellbeing of adults (aged 16+)

Indicators of inequalities in morbidity and mortality

  • First ever hospital admission for heart attack (aged under 75 years)
  • Coronary heart disease (CHD): 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: 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+)
  • Drugs: hospital admissions (aged under 75 years)

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

Supplementary tables showing the most up-to-date trends in relative and absolute inequalities for all indicators are available in the supporting files section.


Email: morag.shepherd@gov.scot

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