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Death Rates

Facts

Age-specific mortality rates for males are higher than females in all age groups.

Figures

Death rate by gender and age group, Hong Kong SAR, 2015
(number of registered deaths per 100 000 population of respective sex and age group)

Age group Male Female
14 and below 21.5 17.5
15-24 27.5 16.5
25-34 50.2 25.2
35-44 122.9 60.7
45-54 273.1 151.6
55-64 654.1 325.9
65-74 1604.5 744.3
75 and above 6560.1 4938.2

Sources: Census and Statistics Department, Department of Health


Facts

The age-standardised death rates for the eight leading causes of death are higher for males than females.

Figures

Age-standardised death rates of eight leading causes of death by
gender, Hong Kong SAR, 2015
(Number of registered deaths per 100 000 standard population*)
(Ranking according to year 2015's number of deaths)

Cause of death Male Female Male to female ratio#
Malignant neoplasms 131.6 79.8 1.6:1
Pneumonia 56.8 30.0 1.9:1
Diseases of heart 50.4 26.8 1.9:1
Cerebrovascular diseases 24.6 15.6 1.6:1
External causes of morbidity and mortality † 26.3 11.2 2.3:1
Chronic lower respiratory diseases 17.6 3.5 5.0:1
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 11.8 8.4 1.4:1
Dementia 5.7 4.8 1.2:1
   

Notes:

* Based on the world standard population specified in GPE Discussion Paper Series: No.31, EIP/GPE/EBD, World Health Organization, 2001.

# Male to female ratio are derived from unrounded figures.

† According to the ICD 10th Revision, when the morbid condition is classifiable under Chapter XIX as "Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external
causes", the codes under Chapter XX for "External causes of morbidity and mortality" should be used as the primary cause of death.

Sources: Census and Statistics Department, Department of Health

 
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