Publication - Progress report

Long-Term Monitoring of Health Inequalities

Published: 25 Oct 2011
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781780454672

An annual report which summarises the long-term differences in health trends between the least and most deprived areas of Scotland.

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Contents
Long-Term Monitoring of Health Inequalities
Alcohol - first ever hospital admission aged under 75 years 4

39 page PDF

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Alcohol - first ever hospital admission aged under 75 years 4

Summary

  • Inequalities have fluctuated, with no clear long term trend in absolute and relative terms although there are signs of a slight decrease in the last few years.

Between 1997 and 2007 rates of new hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions among those aged under 75 years grew by 18%. Since 2007 rates have fallen back almost to 1997 levels. In 2009 there were around 13,700 new cases. These types of admissions are more common in deprived areas - 585 per 100,000 population compared to 109 per 100,000 population in areas of low deprivation, an absolute range of 475. Both absolute and relative inequalities have remained stable, albeit with some fluctuation from one year to the next. There has been a decrease in absolute inequality since 2007, mainly caused by a decrease in the admission rate in the most deprived decile from 676 per 100,000 population (in 2007) to 585 per 100,000 population (in 2009).

Inequalities gradient in the most recent year available

Hospital admissions for heart attack amongst those aged <75y by Income- Employment Index: Scotland 2009

Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time

Relative Index of Inequality (RII): Hospital admissions for heart attack <75y - Scotland 1997-2009

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: Hospital admissions for heart attack <75y - Scotland 1997-2009

Scale / context

Number of admissions Target pop EASR
1997 12,310 4,740,269 254.1
1998 12,900 4,729,975 265.7
1999 12,871 4,721,298 265.8
2000 12,695 4,708,667 262.6
2001 13,474 4,703,661 276.9
2002 13,656 4,690,508 280.3
2003 13,249 4,690,603 269.6
2004 14,482 4,706,922 291.6
2005 13,911 4,718,403 278.8
2006 14,353 4,734,676 286.7
2007 1 15,110 4,755,963 300.9
2008 1 14,972 4,775,321 296.3
2009 13,696 4,795,479 269.5

1. The 2007 and 2008 data has been revised since the publication of the October 2010 report.