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Health and Wellbeing

 

Life expectancy at birth 2013-2015

Life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a new-born baby would survive if he/she experienced an area's age specific mortality rates throughout his/her life. In Aberdeen City, estimated life expectancy at birth is 76.6 years for males and 80.9 years for females - slightly lower than the respective rates for Scotland of 77.1 years and 81.1 years.

Council Area
Males
2013-2015
Females
2013-2015

Aberdeen City

76.6 years

80.9 years

Aberdeenshire

79.2 years

82.2 years

Dundee City

75.1 years

80.1 years

City of Edinburgh

78.0 years

82.2 years

Glasgow City

73.4 years

78.8 years

Scotland

77.1 years

81.1 years

Source: National Records of Scotland, Life Expectancy for Administrative Areas within Scotland 2013-2015

 

Long-term health problem or disability, Census 2011

According to the 2011 Census, around 16% of people in Aberdeen City have a long-term illness, health problem or disability that limits their daily activities or the work they can do.

Council Area
All people
Day-to-day
activities
limited a lot
Day-to-day
activities
limited a little
Day-to-today
activities
not limited

Aberdeen City

222,793

15,663

19,956

187,174

Aberdeenshire

252,973

16,038

23,294

213,641

Dundee City

147,268

15,390

15,321

116,557

City of Edinburgh

476,626

34,242

42,585

399,799

Glasgow City

593,245

75,864

58,998

458,383

Scotland

5,295,403

505,863

534,508

4,255,032

Source: Scotlandís Census, 2011 Census

 

Emergency hospital admissions

Council Area
 2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
 2016/17p

Aberdeen City

 21,659

21,837

21,814

21,777

 20,945

Aberdeenshire

 20,285

19,917

20,200

19,980

 19,540

Dundee City

 15,828

15,834

16,571

16,780

 17,299

City of Edinburgh

 38,734

38,954

40,143

38,484

 38,193

Glasgow City

 69,050

75,455

73,295

77,278

 75,551

Scotland

 546,107

563,130

574,223

581,722

 584,802

Source: ISD Scotland, Inpatient and Day Case Activity

p = provisional 

 

Aberdeen City residentsí average personal wellbeing rating 2016/17

Personal wellbeing data has been collected by the Office for National Statistics since 2012, four measures were identified (see graph) on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 being the least point and 10 being the highest point.  
AKF_Personal_wellbeing_2017
Source: Office for National Statistics, Estimates of personal Well-being 2016 to 2017
 

 

Body mass index of primary 1 children, 2015/16

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a widely used method for assessing body composition.  As part of the child health programme provided by all Scottish Health Boards, height and weight measurements are collected in Primary 1 children and reported on the child health school system (CHSP school).  The data below is for the 2015/16 year and shows the proportion of P1 children in each BMI classification (using clinical categories) as well as the total number of children measured.  In 2015/16, 15.6% of P1 children in Aberdeen City were classified as overweight, obese or severely obese.  This is slightly higher than the average rate for Scotland of 14.9%.  The proportion of children classified as underweight is also higher in Aberdeen City than in Scotland as a whole (1.2% compared to 0.4%).

Council Area
 Underweight
Overweight
Obese
Severely obese
Overweight,
obese
and severely obese combined 
No. of children measured 

Aberdeen City

 1.2%

8.7%

4.0%

2.9%

 15.6%

 1,937

Aberdeenshire

 0.2%

9.0%

4.0%

2.8%

 15.9%

 2,890

Dundee City

 0.3%

10.5%

4.2%

2.4%

 17.1%

 1,541

City of Edinburgh

 0.4%

7.7%

3.2%

2.3%

 13.2%

 4,408

Glasgow City

 0.4%

7.9%

 4.0% 

3.4%

 15.3%

 5,728

Scotland 

 0.4%

 8.6%

 3.7%

2.6% 

 14.9%

 53,637

Source: ISD Scotland, Child Health Systems Programme School

 

Number of drug and alcohol related deaths 2014, 2015 and 2016

Council Area
2014
Drug
 2014
Alcohol
 2015
Drug
 2015
Alcohol
 2016
Drug
2016
Alcohol 

Aberdeen City

26

51

 45

 42

 46

 56

Aberdeenshire

8

27

 14

 37

 12

 30

Dundee City

31

42

 36

 50

 38

 34

City of Edinburgh

71

86

 69

 76

 90

 88

Glasgow City

114

182

 157

 186

 170

 208

Scotland

614

1,152

 706

 1,150

 867

 1,265

Source: National Records of Scotland, Alcohol-related and drug-related deaths in Scotland 2016

 

Smoking behaviour of 13 and 15 year olds, 2013

Type of Smoker
Aberdeen City
13 year olds
Aberdeen City
15 year olds
Scotland
13 year olds
Scotland
15 year olds

Regular smoker

1%

5%

2%

9%

Occasional smoker

1%

4%

1%

4%

Used to smoke

1%

4%

2%

6%

Tried smoking once

6%

18%

8%

15%

Never smoked

90%

70%

87%

66%

Source: ISD Scotland/SALSUS
Note: Local authority tables for the 2015 SALSUS survey are not yet available


Mental health inpatients in Aberdeen City hospitals, 2012/13 to 2015/16 

 
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
 2015/16

Admissions during year

899

835

780

 862

Discharges during year

886

830

799

 870

Continuous inpatient stays during year (CISs)

788

740

697

 743

Individuals discharged during year (Patients)

661

607

547

 565

Individuals in hospital on 31 March (Hospital residents) 

 177

 181

 162

 152

Source: ISD Scotland, Hospital Inpatient Care of People with Mental Health Problems in Scotland, Trends up to 31 March 201