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S5W-03579: Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 10 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many men aged 65 and over have (a) been invited to attend and (b) participated in an aortic aneurysm screening.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 4 November 2016

Men in their 65th year are invited to attend Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening. Implementation of the screening programme was phased across Scotland from June 2012. Table 1 presents invite and uptake rates for men eligible for screening from implementation up to 31 March 2014 and includes screening activity for these men to 30 November 2015.

Table 1: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening in Scotland: Invite and uptake rates for men who reached 65 years of age by 31 March 2014

(Source: Scottish AAA Call Recall System at 1 December 2015)

Number of men eligible for initial screening

Offered screening

Attended screening (uptake)

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

72,237

72,237

100.0

61,942

85.8

Men eligible for screening up to 31 March 2014 consisted of men who were aged 65 on the NHS Board implementation date, and men who turned 65 years following the NHS Board implementation date and before 1 April 2014.

This information and further details, including figures presented by NHS Board, are published at: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Public-Health/AAA-Screening/