Scotland

Longstanding illness/disability

Key points

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Graph 1: By age and housing tenure

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Graph 2: By local authority

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Map

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Definitions and data sources

The first graph shows the proportion of adults self-reporting a limiting long-standing illness by age band (under 35, 35-59 and 60+) and housing tenure.

The data source for the first graph is the Scottish Household Survey (SHS).  To improve its statistical reliability, the data is the average for the latest three years.

The second graph shows how the proportion of working-age people self-reporting a limiting long-standing illness varies by local authority.

The map shows how the proportion of people aged 16 to 59 self-reporting a limiting long-standing illness varies by small area.

The data source for the second graph and the map is the 2001 Census (table KS08).

Overall adequacy of the indicator: high.  The question is the usually accepted way of measuring the prevalence of limiting long-standing illness.

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External links

See the Public Health Institute of Scotland website and their reports on Scotland's poor relative health performance and health inequalities.

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