About this release

  • This data release includes a data explorer and local authority summary reports, providing detailed insights into health loss across Scotland and sub-national areas (regions, NHS boards and local authorities) between 2014 and 2019.
  • Our data visualisation (external website) allows you to interact with burden of disease estimates, between 2014 and 2019 for over 70 individual diseases and injuries by local geography (Region, NHS board and local authority), sex and age-group.
  • These outputs are intended to support the ongoing and future monitoring of population health in local areas across Scotland.

Find out more

The Scottish Burden of Disease (SBoD) (external website) study is a national, and local, population health surveillance system which monitors how diseases, injuries and risk factors prevent the Scottish population from living longer lives in better health. Burden of disease assessment help us to understand which diseases and injuries pose the greatest threat to population health and wellbeing, which can be used to shape decisions on how to use limited resources for maximum population health benefit.

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Older versions of this publication

Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 20 September 2021
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