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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
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16 prov. 

Aberdeen City

22,014

21,983

21,878

Aberdeenshire

20,073

20,544

20,158

Dundee City

15,956

16,664

16,894

City of Edinburgh

39,208

39,394

36,212

Glasgow City

76,657

74,289

78,174

Scotland

567,164

575,538

572,711

Source: ISD Scotland, Inpatient and Day Case Activity

 

Aberdeen City residentsí average personal wellbeing rating 2014/15

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. Aberdeen Cityís results are in line with the Scottish average.
AKF_Personal_wellbeing  
Source: Office for National Statistics, Measuring National Well-being, personal Well-being in the UK 2014-15
NB: Estimates for 2014/15 have been weighted using population totals from the 2011 census

 

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 2013, 2014 and 2015

Council Area
2013
Drug
2013
Alcohol
2014
Drug
 2014
Alcohol
 2015
Drug
 2015
Alcohol

Aberdeen City

24

42

26

51

 45

 42

Aberdeenshire

21

23

8

27

 14

 37

Dundee City

24

29

31

42

 36

 50

City of Edinburgh

64

86

71

86

 69

 76

Glasgow City

103

189

114

182

 157

 186

Scotland

527

1,100

613

1,152

 706

 1,150

Source: National Records of Scotland, Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland 2015

 

Smoking behaviour of 13 and 15 year olds, 2013

Type of Smoker
Aberdeen
13 year olds
Aberdeen
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 2016