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Health inequalities statistics released

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 28th January 2020

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has announced the publication of the latest Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities report.

With the exception of the indicator tracking healthy birth weight, significant health inequalities persist for each indicator covered in the report.

In a number of indicators, absolute inequalities (the gap between the most and least deprived areas) have narrowed over the longer term (e.g. Coronary Heart Disease Mortality and Alcohol-Related Admissions) but the gap in premature mortality rates has increased to its highest point since 2008.

The full statistical publication is available via the Scottish Government’s website (this link will take you away from our website).

The publication coincides with the latest release of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (this link will take you away from our website) which aims to help improve understanding about the outcomes and circumstances of people living in the most deprived areas in Scotland.

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