Trends in Injury related mortality (intentional and unintentional) in Scotland are reported in analyses undertaken by Injury Observatory for Britain and Ireland which looked at comparative injury mortality data across the Great Britain and Ireland between 1982 and 2004.
- This study showed a steady decrease in injury related mortality in Scotland between 1982 and 2004 , from 55.5 per 100 000 in 1982 to 38.8 in 2004 (Chart 1 (view chart) ). Despite this decrease injury mortality rates remain are higher in Scotland compared to the rest of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
- More detailed trend analyses on injury related mortality in Scotland by injury type (47KB) has also been produced in the IOBI study.
Mortality rates for unintentional injuries among adults and children are also published by the ISD unintentional injuries team.
- This data shows a similar downward trend to the IOBI work with deaths as a result of unintentional injury decreasing significantly over the last twenty years in both children aged 15 years and under and adults aged 15 and over (Chart 2 (view chart) ). UPDATE WHEN GET REVISED FIGURES
- Death rates from unintentional injury in adults (25KB) and children(20KB) for the most deprived areas are generally higher compared with the least deprived areas, for example, for the period 2002 to 2006, the standardised mortality ratio for adults in the least deprived area (deprivation quintile 1) was 65.9 compared with 123.0 within the most deprived area (deprivation quintile 5).
- More than half of injury related deaths in adults in 2010-2011 are due to falls.
- Further information on injury related deaths is provided by health board of residence.
Please note: If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the data sources directly as new data may have been published since these data pages were last updated. Although we endeavour to ensure that the data pages are kept up-to-date, there may be a time lag between new data being published and the relevant ScotPHO web pages being updated.