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
Mental Wellbeing ( WEMWBS) - adults aged 16 years and over

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Mental Wellbeing ( WEMWBS) - adults aged 16 years and over

Summary

  • Inequalities are stable in absolute and relative terms.

There is a clear difference in mean WEMWBS scores in terms of deprivation. Those in the most deprived decile reported a lower mean score (indicating lower mental wellbeing) than those in the highest decile (a difference of 4.5 between the lowest and highest deciles). The Relative Index of Inequality was 0.10, which has been consistent over the past three years

Inequalities Gradient in the most recent year available

Mean WEMWBS Score (16+ years) by Income-Employment Index: Scotland 2010

Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time

Relative Index of Inequality (RII): Mean WEMWBS Score Scotland 2008-2010

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: Mean WEMWBS Score Scotland 2008-2010

Scale / Context

SIMD decile Mean WEMWBS Score 1
2008 2 2009 2010
most deprived 47.4 47.5 47.5
2 47.7 47.7 47.9
3 48.9 49.0 48.4
4 49.6 49.3 49.6
5 49.9 49.2 50.1
6 50.5 50.1 50.7
7 51.0 50.6 50.4
8 51.3 50.7 51.3
9 51.6 51.6 52.0
least deprived 51.7 51.3 52.0
Total 50.0 49.8 49.9

1. The methodology for calculating this indicator has been revised since the 2010 publication. Details of this change are in Annex 2.
2. The 2008 data has been revised since the publication of the report in October 2010.