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Inequalities Monitoring Update Second Bulletin 2007 (PDF 1952 KB)

Creator:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Subject Keywords: Deprived areas
Topic: Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

Despite some relative improvements, there is a continuing health gap between the most deprived areas and NI overall. This is most evident in the potential years of life lost, infant mortality rates, teenage births, standardised admission rates to hospitals and cancer incidence rates indicators. The suicide rate within deprived areas, although still considerably higher (almost 50% higher), is now closer to the overall NI rate. Despite the reduction in the inequality gap, there was a recent increase in the number of deaths attributed to suicide across all areas.

The extent to which this increase in suicides actually indicates an increase in the problem or it is due to recording/reporting practices changing over time has not been established. Life expectancy has been increasing in recent years for both males and females in both deprived areas and NI overall and there is no evidence of a narrowing of the inequality gap.

The gap between deprived areas and Northern Ireland was maintained for circulatory and respiratory standardised death rates. The gap between the proportion of the deprived population suffering from a mood or anxiety disorder and that in NI overall has also remained fairly steady. Deprived areas actually fared better than NI generally for relative hospital waiting times and ambulance response times (although this may be an urban issue).

 

Date:

05/12/2007

DOI:

10.14655/799178-800101

Rights: © Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Suggested citation:

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. (2007) Inequalities Monitoring Update Second Bulletin 2007 (PDF 1952 KB) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/800101 [Accessed: 17th September 2019].

  

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