High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Inequalities in health outcomes are apparent between areas with different levels of deprivation, with premature mortality from cancer and from coronary heart disease higher for those living in the most deprived areas (SIMD2009; 15%) compared to the rest of the population.
Between 2000 and 2009, CHD mortality rates in the under 75s fell by 45% in Scotland overall, but only by 36% in the most deprived areas. During the same period, cancer mortality rates in the under 75s fell by 12% in Scotland overall, and by 3% in the most deprived areas.
In 2000, the proportion of deaths from CHD in the 15% most deprived areas was 24.6%, with 20.4% of deaths from cancer. By 2009, the proportion of deaths from CHD in the 15% most deprived areas had fallen slightly to 24.0%, and cancer deaths had fallen to 19.1%.
The Scottish Government has established a National Indicator to continue to reduce mortality from CHD among the under 75s in the 15% most deprived areas.
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Sources: (1) General Register Office for Scotland (GRO(S))
(2) Analytical Services Division - Health (Scottish Government)
Note: Rates are European Age-Standardised Rates (EASR) per 100,000 population aged under 75 years. Most deprived 15% SIMD is based on SIMD 2009 at the national level.