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
Coronary Heart Disease ( CHD) - deaths aged 45-74 years

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Coronary Heart Disease ( CHD) - deaths aged 45-74 years

Summary

  • 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

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

Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time

Relative Index of Inequality (RII): CHD mortality 45-74yk - Scotland 1997-2009

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: CHD mortality 45-74 years - Scotland 1997-2009

Scale / context 1

Number of deaths Target population size Rate per 100,000 ( EASR)
1997 5,887 1,635,590 320.0
1998 5,675 1,646,711 306.1
1999 5,389 1,658,124 289.8
2000 4,858 1,670,660 261.1
2001 4,483 1,687,422 238.9
2002 4,310 1,703,819 227.9
2003 4,197 1,724,940 219.5
2004 3,840 1,750,293 198.8
2005 3,721 1,771,454 191.2
2006 3,393 1,793,423 174.4
2007 1 3,374 1,818,202 171.4
2008 1 3,155 1,843,609 157.9
2009 2,855 1,869,363 141.3

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