Females, Deprivation

Female life expectancy trend in Glasgow by deprivation

Estimated female life expectancy at birth has risen in each deprivation decile in Glasgow over nearly 20 years from 2000-02 to 2017-19. The graph below illustrates the trends in the most deprived and least deprived deciles (with 95% confidence intervals) compared with Glasgow as a whole.
Female LE lst mst dep GlasgowClick on graph to expand

Over the whole period shown female life expectancy in the most deprived decile increased overall by 1.2 years while in the least deprived decile the increase was 4.2 years. It is notable that female life expectancy in the most deprived decile has reduced since 2012-14 and across the whole of Glasgow in  the most recent years. 

As a result of these trends the gap in female life expectancy at birth between women living in the most and least deprived deciles has widened. In 2000-02, women in the most deprived decile on average had 8.6 years shorter life expectancy compared with women living in the least deprived decile and by 2017-19 this divide had increased by 3 years to 11.6 years, as illustrated in the graph below.

Female LE lst mst dep GlasClick on graph to expand

Notes

These analyses use a local Glasgow Index of Multiple Deprivation (GIMD), based on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).  The deprivation deciles shown are not comparable to Scottish deprivation deciles.

The data presented above were published in Health in a changing city: Glasgow 2021a GCPH report that examined demographic, socio-economic, environmental and health trends in Glasgow over the last two decades.

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