Rurality: key references and evidence

Fischbacher C. Identifying "deprived individuals": are there better alternatives to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) for socioeconomic targeting in individually based programmes addressing health inequalities in Scotland?. Edinburgh: ScotPHO, 2014.

Fone DL, Dunstan F, Christie S, Jones A, West J, Webber M, Lester N, Watkins J. Council tax valuation bands, socio-economic status and health outcome: a cross-sectional analysis from the Caerphilly Health and Social Needs Study. BMC Public Health 2006; 6: 115.

Levin KA, Leyland, AH. A comparison of health inequalities in urban and rural Scotland. Social Science & Medicine 2006; 62(6): 1457–1464.

McKendrick JH, Barclay C, Carr C, Clark A, Holles J, Perring E, Stien L. Our Rural Numbers Are Not Enough: An independent position statement and recommendations to improve the identification of poverty, income inequality and deprivation in rural Scotland (519Kb). Glasgow: Rural Poverty Indicators Action Learning Set, 2011.

Riva M, Curtis S, Norman P. Residential mobility within England and urban-rural inequalities in mortality. Social Science & Medicine 2011; 73(12): 1698-1706.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)


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