Premature Mortality - from all causes, aged under 75 years
- Inequalities are stable in absolute terms but are widening in relative terms
Between 1997 and 2009, deaths amongst those aged under 75 years have decreased by 24.9%. Despite these decreases, around 21,200 people aged under 75 still die each year. Deaths in this age group are more common in deprived areas than in areas of low deprivation. In 2009, under 75 deaths amongst those living in the most deprived decile were 3.7 times more likely than those living in the least deprived decile. Recent reductions in premature mortality have been observed across the population. Whilst inequalities have been stable in absolute terms (as demonstrated by the absolute range), improvements observed in deprived areas have not been as great as those observed elsewhere in Scotland resulting in a widening of inequalities in relative terms (as demonstrated by the overall increase in RII).
Inequalities gradient in the most recent year available
Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time
Absolute range over time
Scale / context
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1. The 2007 and 2008 data has been revised since the publication of the October 2010 report.