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Slope Index of Inequality (SII) for lung cancer mortality by local deprivation quintiles, person under 75s

Date Range:
01 Jan 2004 to 31 Dec 2008
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Local Authorities


The slope index of inequality (SII) in lung cancer mortality for persons under 75 years. The SII gives a single score describing the extent of inequality in each Local Authority, and is broadly comparable between areas. See below for further details on the SII.

There are inequalities in health. For example, people living in more deprived areas tend to have shorter life expectancy, and higher prevalence and mortality rates of most cancers. Lung cancer accounts for 7% of all deaths among men and in England every year and 4% of deaths among women every year. This amounts to 24% of all cancer deaths among men in England and 18% of all cancer deaths among women in England1. Reducing inequalities in premature mortality from all cancers is a national priority, as set out in the Department of Health’s Vital Signs Operating Framework 2008/09-2010/111. This indicator has been produced in order to quantify inequalities in lung cancer mortality by deprivation.

This indicator has been discontinued and so there will be no further updates.

Legacy unique identifier: P01407