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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Long-Term Monitoring of Health Inequalities
Alcohol - deaths aged 45-74 years

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Alcohol - deaths aged 45-74 years

Summary

  • Inequalities have fluctuated both in absolute and relative terms over time but there has been a slight reduction in the latest year.

Between 1998 and 2006, there was a 24% increase in rates of alcohol-related deaths among those aged under 45-74 years. Since 2006 rates of premature alcohol-related deaths have fallen again and, in 2009, was 0.5% lower than the rate in 1998. The 2009 alcohol-related death rate among those aged 45-74 years of 85.2 per 100,000 equates to around 1,600 deaths per year in this age group dying from alcohol related conditions. There are more alcohol related deaths amongst those aged 45-74 years in deprived areas than in areas of low deprivation. In 2009, the rate in the most deprived decile was almost ten times higher than the least deprived decile (232 per 100,000 population compared to a rate of 26 per 100,000 population in the least deprived decile). Both absolute and relative inequalities have shown some fluctuation from one year to the next.

Inequalities gradient in the most recent year available

Alcohol related mortality amongst those aged 45-74y by Income-Employment Index: Scotland 2009

Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time

Relative Index of Inequality (RII): Alcohol related mortality 45-74y, Scotland 1998-2009

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: Alcohol related mortality 45-74y - Scotland 1998-2008

Scale / context

Number of deaths Target population size Rate per 100,000 ( EASR)
1998 1,415 1,646,711 85.6
1999 1,508 1,658,124 90.9
2000 1,489 1,670,660 89.1
2001 1,565 1,687,422 92.7
2002 1,753 1,703,819 102.9
2003 1,749 1,724,940 101.4
2004 1,764 1,750,293 100.8
2005 1,790 1,771,454 101.0
2006 1,899 1,793,423 105.9
2007 1 1,801 1,818,202 98.7
2008 1 1,782 1,843,609 95.9
2009 1,611 1,869,363 85.2

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