Coronary Heart Disease ( CHD) - deaths aged 45-74 years
- Inequalities have narrowed in absolute terms but are widening overall in relative terms
Between 1997 and 2009, there has been a considerable decrease in CHD mortality amongst the population aged 45-74 years as a whole - rates fell by 56%. However, CHD remains one of Scotland's biggest causes of premature mortality, with around 2,900 deaths occurring in this age group each year. Premature mortality from CHD is more prevalent in deprived areas than in areas that are less deprived. In 2009 there were 276 deaths per 100,000 population in the most deprived decile compared to 55 deaths per 100,000 population in the least deprived decile. The absolute range indicates that inequalities have narrowed in absolute terms, however improvements observed in deprived areas have not been as great as those observed in Scotland overall resulting in an overall widening of inequalities in relative terms (as demonstrated by the RII).
Inequalities gradient in the most recent year available
Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time
Absolute range over time
Scale / context 1
|Number of deaths||Target population size||Rate per 100,000 ( EASR)|
1. The 2007 and 2008 data has been revised since the publication of the October 2010 report.