Males, Deprivation

Male life expectancy trend in Glasgow by deprivation

Similarly to female life expectancy trends by deprivation, male life expectancy at birth has risen in each deprivation decile in Glasgow over a 15-year period between 1995-97 and 2010-12. The graph below illustrates the trends in the most deprived and least deprived deciles (with 95% confidence intervals) compared with Glasgow overall and with Scotland.

Male LE Glasgow GIMD 95 97 10 12Click on graph to expand

In the most deprived decile, male life expectancy increased by 4.9 years, while in the least deprived decile the increase was 5.3 years.

The 'deprivation gap' in life expectancy between the most and least deprived deciles has fluctuated over the period studied. Overall, there has been marginal increase in the gap in male life expectancy between the most and least deprived deciles from 13.3 years to 13.7 years. This is illustrated in the graph below.

Male LE Glasgow GIMD 95 97 10 12 thegapClick on graph to expand


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

In March 2016 the GCPH published Glasgow: health in a changing city, a report that examined life expectancy trends and inequalities in the city over the last two decades. The study also described changes in population, housing, environmental and socio-economic circumstances at a city and neighbourhood level.  

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