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Article: Avoidable mortality pattern in a Chinese population - Hong Kong, China

TitleAvoidable mortality pattern in a Chinese population - Hong Kong, China
Authors
Keywordsavoidable mortality
Hong Kong
primary care
Issue Date2011
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
European Journal Of Public Health, 2011, v. 21 n. 2, p. 215-220 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: We examined the avoidable mortality pattern in Hong Kong, and the influence of age and gender. Comparison with Paris, Inner London and Manhattan was performed, and we discussed the findings in terms of prevention programmes, ethnicity and lifestyles. Methods: Mortality and population data by age and gender were obtained from vital statistics sources. Two periods, 1999-2003 and 2004-06, were selected for analysis. Negative binomial regression and logistic regression were used to model, respectively, the number and proportion of avoidable mortality, in relation to age and gender. Results: The standardized total mortality rates (per 1000 population) were 2.51 in the period 1999-2003 and 2.25 in the period 2004-06, whereas the standardized avoidable mortality rates (per 1000 population) were 0.85 and 0.77 for the two periods, respectively. Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) was the leading cause of avoidable mortality. Women in the age range of 65-74 years had the highest avoidable mortality proportion. In 1999-2003, Hong Kong had the second lowest standardized avoidable mortality rate among the four cities compared, whereas the avoidable mortality proportion was the highest. Conclusion: There might be room for improvement in the primary care system in Hong Kong, particularly in the development of effective prevention programmes targeting the leading causes of avoidable mortality. © The Author 2010.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130084
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.751
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.284
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Funding Information:

This study is part of the project entitled 'CADENZA: A Jockey Club Initiative for Seniors' funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

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dc.contributor.authorChau, PHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWeisz, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorGusmano, MKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:46:39Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:46:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal Of Public Health, 2011, v. 21 n. 2, p. 215-220en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1101-1262en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130084-
dc.description.abstractBackground: We examined the avoidable mortality pattern in Hong Kong, and the influence of age and gender. Comparison with Paris, Inner London and Manhattan was performed, and we discussed the findings in terms of prevention programmes, ethnicity and lifestyles. Methods: Mortality and population data by age and gender were obtained from vital statistics sources. Two periods, 1999-2003 and 2004-06, were selected for analysis. Negative binomial regression and logistic regression were used to model, respectively, the number and proportion of avoidable mortality, in relation to age and gender. Results: The standardized total mortality rates (per 1000 population) were 2.51 in the period 1999-2003 and 2.25 in the period 2004-06, whereas the standardized avoidable mortality rates (per 1000 population) were 0.85 and 0.77 for the two periods, respectively. Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) was the leading cause of avoidable mortality. Women in the age range of 65-74 years had the highest avoidable mortality proportion. In 1999-2003, Hong Kong had the second lowest standardized avoidable mortality rate among the four cities compared, whereas the avoidable mortality proportion was the highest. Conclusion: There might be room for improvement in the primary care system in Hong Kong, particularly in the development of effective prevention programmes targeting the leading causes of avoidable mortality. © The Author 2010.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Public Healthen_HK
dc.subjectavoidable mortalityen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectprimary careen_HK
dc.titleAvoidable mortality pattern in a Chinese population - Hong Kong, Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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