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

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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

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