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Inequalities in Mortality in Scotland, 1981-2001
A report Inequalities in Mortality in Scotland, 1981-2001 was published on Friday 16 February 2007.
This report combines the use of death records from 1980-2002 with Census data from 1981, 1991 and 2001 to provide a comprehensive picture of the changing patterns of inequalities in mortality in Scotland. It details inequalities by individual socio-economic circumstances and area deprivation (based on Carstairs deprivation categories and the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation Income Domain), as well as highlighting geographical inequalities.
- Full report (pdf, 947kb)
- Executive summary (pdf, 26kb)
- Executive summary (html)
- Appendix (pdf, 346kb)
The full report
Leyland AH, Dundas R, McLoone P, Boddy FA. Inequalities in Mortality in Scotland, 1981-2001. MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional Paper no. 16. Glasgow: MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 2007.
is also available in hard copy; if you would like a copy please e-mail Library@sphsu.mrc.ac.uk.
The report was funded by the Scottish Executive.
Please see also the following paper related to the report:
Leyland AH, Dundas R, McLoone P, Boddy FA. Cause-specific inequalities in mortality in Scotland: two decades of change. A population-based study. BMC Public Health 2007; 7:172. open access