Population groups: overview

One way of considering health in populations is to look at different groups based on demographic and personal characteristics. The increasing diversity of the Scottish population has many positive aspects. Work on health inequalities has often focussed on socioeconomic inequalities, but there are also important inequalities related to the six diversity strands - age, gender, disability, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

At present this area of the website considers health and health inequalities relating to children & young peopleethnic minorities, gender, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people, older peopleprisoners and religion, spirituality and belief.