Deaths: key references

Note: There are too many relevant publications on mortality in Scotland and the UK to list here. The following is a very small selection. Other useful papers/reports are cited in some of the documents listed below.

Note also that a number of citations listed in Health inequalities: key references are also based on relevant analyses of mortality data.

Bloor M, Gannon M, Hay G, Jackson G, Leyland AH, McKeganey N. Contribution of problem drug users' deaths to excess mortality in Scotland: secondary analysis of cohort study. BMJ 2008;337:a478.

Campbell M, Ballas D, Dorling D, Mitchell R. Mortality inequalities: Scotland versus England and Wales, Health & Place 2013; 23: 179-86.

Carstairs V, Morris R. Deprivation: explaining differences in mortality between Scotland and England and Wales. BMJ. 1989; 299(6704):886–889.

Dorling D. Death in Britain: How local mortality rates have changed 1950s-1990s. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1997.

Hanlon P, Lawder RS, Buchanan D, Redpath A, Walsh D, Wood R, Bain M, Brewster DH, Chalmers J. Why is mortality higher in Scotland than in England & Wales? Decreasing influence of socioeconomic deprivation between 1981 and 2001 supports the existence of a 'Scottish Effect'. Journal of Public Health, 2005; 27(2): 199-204.

Leyland AH, Dundas R, McLoone P, Boddy FA. Cause-specific inequalities in mortality in Scotland: two decades of change. A population-based study. BMC Public Health 2007; 7: 172.

McCartney G, Walsh D, Whyte B, Collins C. Has Scotland always been the 'sick man' of Europe? An observational study from 1855 to 2006. European Journal of Public Health 2012; 22(6): 756-60.

McLoone P. Increasing mortality among adults in Scotland 1981-1999. European Journal of Public Health, 2003.

Norman P, Boyle P, Exeter D, Feng Z, Popham F. Rising premature mortality in the UK's persistently deprived areas: Only a Scottish phenomenon? Social Science & Medicine 2011; 73(11): 1575-84.

Scott S, Curnock E, Mitchell R, Robinson M, Taulbut M, Tod E, McCartney G. What would it take to eradicate health inequalities? Testing the fundamental causes theory of health inequalities in Scotland. Glasgow: NHS Health Scotland; 2013.

Thomas B, Dorling D, Davey Smith G. Inequalities in premature mortality in Britain: observational study from 1921 to 2007. British Medical Journal 2010; 341: c3639.

Walsh D, Taulbut M, Hanlon P. The aftershock of deindustrialization – trends in mortality in Scotland and other parts of post-industrial Europe. European Journal of Public Health 2010; 20(1): 58-64.

Whyte B, Ajetunmobi T.  Still 'The Sick Man of Europe'? Scottish mortality in a European context 1950-2010: an analysis of comparative mortality trends. Glasgow: GCPH; 2012.