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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.

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.

 

Related research

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

 

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