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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

All-cause mortality at age 80-89 years in

Scotland: 1875-2006

Graph showing all-cause mortality at age 80-89 years in Scotland since 1875

Colours: The coloured curves represent Scottish males (blue) and females (red); for comparison, the light grey curves represent males (upper grey curve) and females (lower) in England & Wales.

Comment: Mortality rates at age 80-89 years in Scotland in 2006 are similar to those in England & Wales in 2003.

Method: Mortality rates were downloaded from the Human Mortality Database (see or on 4 December 2009. The plotted lines connect unsmoothed values.

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