The Scottish excess in mortality compared to the English and Welsh. Is it a country of residence or country of birth excess?

Frank Popham, Paul J. Boyle, Paul Norman

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    Abstract

    Scotland has a higher mortality rate than England and Wales, which is only partially explained by differences in socio-economic deprivation. Within Scotland those born in England and Wales have a lower mortality rate than the Scottish born. Within England and Wales, Scottish born immigrants have a higher mortality rate than those born in England and Wales. These results raise the question of whether the greater Scottish mortality is a country of birth rather than a country of residence excess. Our analysis, around the 2001 Census, suggests that country of birth is more important than country of residence, indicating that early life factors may be important for the Scottish excess. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)759-762
    Number of pages4
    JournalHealth
    Volume16
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

    Keywords

    • Scotland
    • England and Wales
    • Mortality
    • Country of birth
    • CHRONIC DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
    • LIFE-COURSE APPROACH
    • ENGLAND
    • WALES
    • SCOTLAND
    • DEPRIVATION
    • HEALTH

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