The Scottish Burden of Disease (SBoD) study is undertaken by Public Health Scotland. It is set up as a population health surveillence system to monitor the contribution of disease, injury and death, in preventing residents of Scotland from living longer lives in better health. Today, the SBoD study has launched its most recent comprehensive sub-national estimates of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), years lived with disability (YLD), and years of life lost to premature mortality (YLL) for 70 causes of disease and injury. These estimates span from 2014 to 2019 and are available at three different sub-national levels: workforce region (3); NHS board (14); and local council (32).
The release is split into two components:
- Summary reports for the 32 local council areas in Scotland
- A data visualisation tool which allows users to explore the results by: area; demographic; cause; time trend
To learn more about the SBoD study, visit their webpage on the Scottish Public Health Observatory: https://www.scotpho.org.uk/comparative-health/burden-of-disease/