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
Cancer - deaths aged 45-74 years

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Cancer - deaths aged 45-74 years

Summary

  • Inequalities are increasing both in absolute and relative terms over time.

Between 1997 and 2009, there has been a 17.2% decrease in rates of death from cancer amongst those aged 45-74 years as a whole. In 2009 around 7,500 people aged 45-74 died from cancer. Cancer deaths in this age group are more common in deprived areas (586 per 100,000 population) than in areas of low deprivation (238 per 100,000 population) - a difference of 348. Although figures fluctuate from year to year there has been an overall increase in inequalities in both absolute and relative terms since 1997.

Inequalities gradient in the most recent year available

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

Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time

Relative Index of Inequality (RII): Cancer mortality 45-74y - Scotland 1997-2009

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: Cancer mortality 45-74y - Scotland 1997-2009

Scale / context

Number of deaths Target population size Rate per 100,000 ( EASR)
1997 8,068 1,635,590 446.9
1998 7,995 1,646,711 440.0
1999 7,904 1,658,124 433.8
2000 7,776 1,670,660 422.8
2001 7,903 1,687,422 430.1
2002 7,850 1,703,819 422.4
2003 7,706 1,724,940 409.3
2004 7,678 1,750,293 402.0
2005 7,606 1,771,454 396.7
2006 7,486 1,793,423 386.6
2007 1 7,569 1,818,202 385.4
2008 1 7,536 1,843,609 378.0
2009 7,481 1,869,363 370.3

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