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Article: The burden of lung disease in Hong Kong: A report from the Hong Kong Thoracic Society

TitleThe burden of lung disease in Hong Kong: A report from the Hong Kong Thoracic Society
Authors
KeywordsHospitalization
Incidence
Lung disease burden
Mortality
Prevalence
Issue Date2008
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/RES
Citation
Respirology, 2008, v. 13 SUPPL. 4, p. S133-S165 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground and objective: The burden of lung disease in Hong Kong is not known. This study determined the mortality and hospitalization rates of respiratory diseases in Hong Kong in 2005, their trend in the past decade and their incidence/prevalence. Methods: Mortality data were obtained from the Department of Health and hospitalization data from the Hospital Authority, Hong Kong. Incidence/prevalence data were obtained from local registries or local studies. Trends of mortality and hospitalization rates of various respiratory diseases from 1997 and 2005 were calculated after age standardization and were tested for significance using negative binomial regression analysis. Age standardized mortality rates in Hong Kong were compared with those of the UK and globally. Results: Respiratory disease was the most common cause of mortality and hospitalization in Hong Kong in 2005. Globally and in the UK, cardiovascular disease ranked first in mortality. Respiratory infections ranked first in respiratory mortality, followed by respiratory tract cancer and chronic obstructive lung disease. Respiratory infections also ranked first followed by chronic obstructive lung disease in the utilization of respiratory inpatient bed-days. While mortality rates from all respiratory diseases decreased in the past decade, hospitalization rates remained unchanged. Unlike other respiratory diseases, mortality from respiratory infections have increased since 2001. Smoking is the most important risk factor in non-communicable respiratory diseases. Conclusions: Respiratory disease is responsible for the highest health-care burden locally. Increased efforts in improving management and prevention of these diseases, including tobacco control, improving air quality and vaccination against influenza and pneumococci, are necessary. © 2008 The Authors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60438
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2014 Impact Factor: 3.345
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.163
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dc.contributor.authorChanYeung, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, CKWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, AHKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYao, TJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, ASSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKo, FWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYam, LYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, PCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, KWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, JCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChu, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, HSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorIp, MSMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHui, DSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, CYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:10:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:10:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationRespirology, 2008, v. 13 SUPPL. 4, p. S133-S165en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1323-7799en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60438-
dc.description.abstractBackground and objective: The burden of lung disease in Hong Kong is not known. This study determined the mortality and hospitalization rates of respiratory diseases in Hong Kong in 2005, their trend in the past decade and their incidence/prevalence. Methods: Mortality data were obtained from the Department of Health and hospitalization data from the Hospital Authority, Hong Kong. Incidence/prevalence data were obtained from local registries or local studies. Trends of mortality and hospitalization rates of various respiratory diseases from 1997 and 2005 were calculated after age standardization and were tested for significance using negative binomial regression analysis. Age standardized mortality rates in Hong Kong were compared with those of the UK and globally. Results: Respiratory disease was the most common cause of mortality and hospitalization in Hong Kong in 2005. Globally and in the UK, cardiovascular disease ranked first in mortality. Respiratory infections ranked first in respiratory mortality, followed by respiratory tract cancer and chronic obstructive lung disease. Respiratory infections also ranked first followed by chronic obstructive lung disease in the utilization of respiratory inpatient bed-days. While mortality rates from all respiratory diseases decreased in the past decade, hospitalization rates remained unchanged. Unlike other respiratory diseases, mortality from respiratory infections have increased since 2001. Smoking is the most important risk factor in non-communicable respiratory diseases. Conclusions: Respiratory disease is responsible for the highest health-care burden locally. Increased efforts in improving management and prevention of these diseases, including tobacco control, improving air quality and vaccination against influenza and pneumococci, are necessary. © 2008 The Authors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/RESen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofRespirologyen_HK
dc.subjectHospitalizationen_HK
dc.subjectIncidenceen_HK
dc.subjectLung disease burdenen_HK
dc.subjectMortalityen_HK
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHospitalization - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Diseases - epidemiology - mortalityen_HK
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_HK
dc.titleThe burden of lung disease in Hong Kong: A report from the Hong Kong Thoracic Societyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYao, TJ: tjyao@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1440-1843.2008.01394.xen_HK
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