02/07/2018
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Test your knowledge of Scotland's health over 70 years of the NHS - interactive charts

c72277e5-ecb4-40e5-8205-0723d33a1ba2

The Office for National Statistics and NHS in Scotland, England Wales and Northern Ireland are inviting the public to test their knowledge of how the nation’s health has improved over 70 years of the National Health Service through four online interactive charts.

The NHS has both evolved and devolved in the 70 years since its birth. Over this time there have been many improvements in the health of the nation. A lot has changed; we are living longer, infectious diseases such as measles and polio have reduced and cancer survival rates are at record levels. But do the public know by how much?
 
The four interactive drawing tools, built using data collected by the ONS, allow website visitors to draw the missing information predicting:

 

  •  The increase in life expectancy over 70 years
  • A decrease in infant mortality
  • The number of babies born, vast majority delivered by the NHS
  • The number of people aged 65 and older.


The charts give the latest figure and visitors to the NHS70 website have to tap and drag the dot on each graph and draw the rest of the chart back to 1948 (or the earliest year available), then use the "Show me the answer" button to see how they did.

Try the tests!

Scotland

Period life expectancy

Live births

Infant mortality

Population aged 65 and over

England and Wales

Period life expectancy

Live births

Infant mortality

Population aged 65 and over (Great Britain)

Northern Ireland

Live births

<

Back to "Features" Category

02/07/2018 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

The QE2 passenger liner was launched - On this day in history

The QE2 passenger liner was launched on 20 September 1967. ...


Clan Carruthers has a chief confirmed by the Lord Lyon after 210 years

Clan Carruthers Society-International (CCSI) has announced that after a gap of 201 years, Clan Carruthers has ...


Painter William Dyce was born - On this day in history

Scottish painter William Dyce was born on 19 September 1806.


Historian Gilbert Burnet was born - On this day in history

Scottish historian Gilbert Burnet was born on 18 September 1643.


Other Articles

Precious David Linvingstone tableaux painstakingly restored as part of a £6.1M heritage project

A group of precious polychromatic plaster tableaux depicting David Livingstone's historic journey to Africa ...


David Dunbar Buick was born - On this day in history

Scottish inventor David Dunbar Buick was born on 17 September 1854.


On this day in Scottish history - King James VII of Scotland died

King James VII of Scotland died on 16 September 1701. ...


The Hector emigrant ship left Loch Broom bound for Canada

The Hector emigrant ship left Loch Broom bound for Canada on 15 September 1773.