Scottish Public Health Observatory quarterly update
- 28 June 2022
- Statistical report
- Public Health Scotland
- Population health
About this release
This release by Public Health Scotland (PHS) provides the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) quarterly update on a number of topic areas. Of these topics, the Chronic Liver Disease pages contain new data.
Chronic Liver Disease – Mortality and secondary care
- In Scotland, chronic liver disease death rates have remained relatively stable since 2016 up to 2020 (16.7 per 100,000 population).
- In 2020, chronic liver disease death rates were 3.8 times higher in the most deprived areas (32.5 per 100,000 population) compared to the least deprived areas (8.6 per 100,000 population).
- In 2020, male death rates for chronic liver disease were two times higher than those for females (22.5 compared to 11.0 per 100,000 population) and male hospital stay rates (238.0 stays per 100,000 population) for chronic liver disease were 1.7 times higher than those reported for females (137.1 stays per 100,000 population).
- In 2020/21, chronic liver disease hospital stay rates were 4.9 times higher in the most deprived areas (408.3 per 100,000 population) compared to the least deprived areas (83.4 per 100,000 population).
The Scottish Public Health Observatory (external website) collaboration is led by PHS and includes the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, National Records of Scotland, the Medical Research Council/Chief Scientist Office Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory.
The aim of the collaboration is to make public health information more accessible, to promote the reduction in inequalities and to inform health improvement in Scotland.
Data from this publication are available from the publication page on the ScotPHO website (external website).
The next release of this publication will be 27 September 2022.
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