Covid-19 vulnerability

Mapping respiratory and demographic vulnerability to NHS Health Boards

David Henderson (Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) & Edinburgh Napier University)


I set out here to see if it was possible to use freely-available data to map potential areas of vulnerability in Scotland given the little we do know of the Covid-19 virus.

A shorter summary of this blog can be found on the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data (SCADR) website here. This blog aims to be a bit more technical discussing the rationale and methods for calculating the plotted data. I’ll also discuss the limitations of this approach.

The plot

This was the end product