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
Cancer - incidence rate aged under 75 years

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Cancer - incidence rate aged under 75 years

Summary

  • Inequalities are stable in both absolute and relative terms over the long term with some evidence of a slight decrease in the last few years

There were around 19,700 new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2009. Rates have decreased by 2% since 1996 but fluctuated year on year with no clear trend since 1997. In 2009, the rate in the most deprived decile was 413 per 100,000 population compared to a rate of 305 in the least deprived decile - a difference of 108. Inequality measures (both absolute range and RII) have remained stable since 1996. There has been some decrease in both inequalities measures since 2006, which is a result of a worsening in the least deprived areas, while rates in the most deprived areas have remained steady.

Inequalities gradient in the most recent year available

Cancer incidence amongst those aged <75y by Income-Employment Index: Scotland 2009

Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time

Relative Index of Inequality (RII): Cancer incidence <75y - Scotland 1996-2009

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: Cancer incidence <75y - Scotland 1996-2009

Scale / context

Number of new cases Target population size Rate per 100,000 ( EASR)
1996 18,136 4,754,906 345.1
1997 17,160 4,740,269 326.7
1998 17,144 4,729,975 323.6
1999 16,915 4,721,298 318.4
2000 17,122 4,708,667 321.2
2001 17,097 4,703,661 318.8
2002 17,465 4,690,508 323.3
2003 17,453 4,690,603 319.2
2004 18,002 4,706,922 326.5
2005 17,800 4,718,403 319.3
2006 17,873 4,734,676 318.5
2007 1 18,683 4,755,963 329.9
2008 1 19,342 4,775,321 337.1
2009 19,708 4,795,479 339.2

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