Schofield, L (2018) NHS Society for Social Medicine (SSM) conference 5 – 7 Sept 2018 [SLS][ONS LS]
The most likely underlying causes of the higher mortality in Scotland compared to England & Wales (E&W) and in Glasgow compared to Liverpool and Manchester have been identified recently as relating in large part to vulnerabilities created by adverse historical living conditions allied to detrimental political decision-making. However, it was also suggested that there is a protective effect in E&W and Manchester of greater ethnic diversity, given the latter’s association with lower-than-expected mortality among UK populations. We sought to assess the extent to which Scotland’s ‘excess’ mortality (i.e. beyond that explained by deprivation) was attenuated by adjusting for ethnic diversity.
OP16 in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 72 (Suppl 1): A8.2-A8, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.16