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27 January 2015

expand menu  Heart Disease Statistics Update

  • Coronary heart disease (CHD), which includes heart attacks, is a leading cause of illness and death in Scotland.
  • The number of new cases of CHD (incidence) has decreased over the past decade. The age and sex standardised incidence rate decreased by 30.4% between 2004/05 and 2013/14.
  • There has been a steady downward trend in deaths from CHD in Scotland, UK and Europe over the last 10 years with the mortality rate in Scotland falling by 43.2%.
  • The reduction in death rates for CHD over the decade 2004-2013 has been seen in both the most and least materially deprived communities. The percentage reduction in deaths in the most deprived category (40.7%) over the last 10 years is smaller than that in the least deprived category (46.4%). However, the absolute difference in the death rate between the most and least deprived areas has decreased over the last decade.
  • For those admitted to hospital as an emergency with their first heart attack, the chances of surviving at least 30 days have improved over the last ten years from 85.1% to 91.8%.

Publication Summary Download  Download pdf file [112kb]
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Data Tables View Data Tables
 View Heart Disease Statistics Update on the topic publications page

expand menu  Stroke Statistics update

  • Cerebrovascular disease (CVD) develops as a result of problems with the blood vessels supplying the brain. The number of new cases of CVD in Scotland has decreased over the last decade. The incidence rate of CVD in Scotland was 328.9 per 100,000 population in 2004/05 compared to 257.4 per 100,000 in 2013/14, a decrease of 21.8%. Incidence rates for CVD are consistently higher in males than females.
  • The decrease in mortality rates for stroke in men (43.1%) has been greater than for women (39.3%). For the last three years, the stroke mortality rate for women has been slightly higher than that for men.
  • The percentage of people surviving 30 days or more following their first emergency admission to hospital with a stroke has improved slightly over the last 10 years from 80.8% in 2004/05 to 84.9% in 2013/14.
  • Although the number of prescriptions for drugs to treat cardiovascular disease (all diseases of the circulation, including stroke) increased by 16.9% in the last 10 years, the overall costs of prescriptions dispensed for cardiovascular drugs fell in 2013/14 to £102.9 million, a reduction of 7.8% on the previous year. This is the lowest cost for these drugs over the last ten years (since 2004/05). Costs may continue to reduce as medicines become available in less expensive, non-branded (generic) form.

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 View Stroke Statistics update on the topic publications page

expand menu  Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Humans

  • In 2013, the use of antibacterials in primary care was lower than in 2012. This reduction was observed both in terms of antibiotic items (down 5.4%) and Defined Daily Doses (down 2.5%).
  • In 2013 an increase of 1.6% was observed in the total use of antibacterials in hospitals compared to 2012. This continues the upward trend seen since 2009, however the rate of increase is less than it has been for previous years.
  • A continued increase in the use of carbapenems in Scottish hospitals was observed. However, the increase from 2012 to 2013 was lower than that of previous years. Despite this rise resistance to carbapenems among Gram-negatives remains low, with 0.2% of K. pneumoniae and none of the E. coli isolates being resistant to meropenem.
  • However, the epidemiological status of carbapenemase producers in Scotland recently changed from ‘sporadic’ to ‘regional spread’ following two incidents of local spread reported in 2014. An increase in meropenem resistance was also observed among Scottish E. coli urinary isolates (from 0% in 2012 to 0.03% in 2013)
  • There was continued progress in 2013 toward reduction in the use of broad spectrum antibacterials associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in primary care with a 12.7% decrease
  • There was a 4.5% increase in the use of co-amoxiclav in secondary care in 2013 as compared to 2012. This coincided with an increase in resistance to co-amoxiclav among E. coli bacteraemias from 18.4% in 2012 to 28.4% in 2013, above that reported in 2009-2011 (range: 23.4%-25.4%).
  • The use of piperacillin-tazobactam has continued to rise, with a 7.4% increase in 2013 as compared 2012. The high resistance (8.6% in 2013) to piperacillin-tazobactam among E. coli bacteraemias is of concern due to its frequent clinical use.

Publication Summary Download  Download pdf file [84kb]
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 View Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Humans on the topic publications page

expand menu  Dental Statistics - Registration and Participation

  • Almost 9 out of 10 people in Scotland are now registered with an NHS dentist, the highest reported rate (87%; over 4.6 million).
  • Children are more likely to be registered than adults (92% compared with 85%).
  • Registration has been increasing since 2007, as a result of several changes in the time after which registration lapses have been introduced.
  • 74% of those registered with an NHS dentist in September 2014 had seen their dentist within the last two years.
  • Children are more likely than adults to have seen the dentist within the last two years (86% compared with 71%).

Publication Summary Download  Download pdf file [127kb]
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 View Dental Statistics - Registration and Participation on the topic publications page

expand menu  Dental Statistics - Fluoride Varnishings

  • Two NHS Boards (NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Shetland) met the H9 HEAT target of 60% of children aged three years old and those aged four years old receiving two or more FV treatments in 2013/14 for all quintiles of deprivation.
  • There has been an increase in the number of children receiving FV treatment across Scotland, and within each of the NHS Boards.
  • The data shows a clear deprivation gradient within Scotland and in the majority of the NHS Boards, with children in the most deprived quintiles most likely to receive FV.
  • Nationally the total number of 3 year old children receiving two or more FV treatments has increased from 12,192 in 2012/13 to 19,320 in 2013/14.
  • Nationally the total number of 4 year old children receiving two or more FV treatments has increased from 13,068 in 2012/13 to 21,235 in 2013/14.

Publication Summary Download  Download pdf file [87kb]
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 View Dental Statistics - Fluoride Varnishings on the topic publications page

expand menu  Integrated Resource Framework (IRF) NHSScotland and Local Authority Social Care Expenditure, Financial Year ending 31 March 2013

The mapped expenditure across health and social care sectors for the financial year ending 31 March 2013 shows that:

  • 50.5% (£2.33bn) of all expenditure (£4.61bn) on individuals aged 65 years and over was within a hospital setting; of which 61.7% (£1.44bn) was accounted for by an unplanned admission;
  • 75.4% (£5.01bn) of all expenditure on individuals under 65 years was within health; of which 57.9% (£2.90bn) was spent within the hospital setting.
  • 28.0% (£1.29bn) of all expenditure on individuals aged 65 years and over was within a social care setting; of which 50.3% (£0.65bn) was attributed to accommodation-based care; and
  • 7.8% (£0.36bn) of all expenditure on individuals aged 65 years and over was accounted for by GP prescribing.

Publication Summary Download  Download pdf file [87kb]
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 View Integrated Resource Framework (IRF) NHSScotland and Local Authority Social Care Expenditure, Financial Year ending 31 March 2013 on the topic publications page

13 January 2015

expand menu  ScotPHO Tobacco Control Profiles

Update to Tobacco control profiles on the ScotPHO website, including some new indicators at National Local Authority and Health Board level. The tool includes spine charts, rank charts and time trends.

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 View ScotPHO Tobacco Control Profiles on the topic publications page
 

To be published soon

Most ISD official statistics publications are released on the last Tuesday of the month

To be published: 3 February 2015

Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times   more

To be published: 17 February 2015

Upper GI Cancer Quality Performance Indicators   more

Primary 1 Body Mass Index (BMI) statistics for school year 2013/14   more

Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios   more

To be published: 24 February 2015

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Waiting Times   more

Workforce Planning for Psychology Services in NHSScotland - Characteristics of the Workforce within Psychology Services   more

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in NHSScotland - Characteristics of the workforce supply   more

Resource Allocation Formula (NRAC)   more

NHS Waiting Times - Diagnostics   more

NHS Waiting Times - 18 Weeks Referral to Treatment   more

Psychological Therapies Waiting Times   more

Improving ethnic data collection for equality and diversity monitoring   more

IVF Waiting Times   more

NHS Waiting Times - Stage of Treatment   more

To be published: March 2015

ScotPHO website quarterly updates   more

Prescribing Statistics - Dispenser Remuneration   more

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Benchmarking Balanced Scorecard   more

National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Waiting Times   more

   See all forthcoming publications


Rescheduled Publications

Ophthalmic Workload Statistics
Original publication date: 26 August 2014
Rescheduled to: 31 March 2015
Contact: Catherine Thomson 0131 275 7198
more

Cancer Survival Statistics
Original publication date: 30 September 2014
Rescheduled to: 03 March 2015
Contact: Andy Deas 0131 275 7030
more

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