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Leading Cause of all Deaths

Mortality statistics provide information for objective assessment of the disease burden of the population. The tables below show the top ten leading causes of death for both sexes in 2013.
Ten Leading Causes of Death for Male in 2013
Ranking Leading Cause of Death No. of Deaths Percentage(%)#
1 Malignant neoplasms 7,934 32.9%
2 Pneumonia 3,690 15.3%
3 Diseases of heart 3,210 13.3%
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,657 6.9%
5 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 1,325 5.5%
6 External causes of morbidity and mortality 1,202 5.0%
7 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 763 3.2%
8 Septicaemia 406 1.7%
9 Dementia 388 1.6%
10 Aortic aneurysm and dissection 218 0.9%
  Other diseases 3,356 13.9%
  Total 24,149 100.0%
Note(s):
There may be a slight discrepancy between the sum of individual items and the total as shown in the table owing to rounding.

# Percentage of total female deaths in Hong Kong.

Ten Leading Causes of Death for Female in 2013
Ranking Leading Cause of Death No. of Deaths Percentage(%)#
1 Malignant neoplasms 5,655 29.4%
2 Pneumonia 3,140 16.3%
3 Diseases of heart 2,624 13.6%
4 Cerebrovascular diseases 1,595 8.3%
5 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis 826 4.3%
6 External causes of morbidity and mortality 658 3.4%
7 Dementia 611 3.2%
8 Septicaemia 446 2.3%
9 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 418 2.2%
10 Diabetes mellitus 179 0.9%
  Other diseases 3,092 16.1%
  Total 19,244 100.0%
Note(s):
There may be a slight discrepancy between the sum of individual items and the total as shown in the table owing to rounding.

# Percentage of total female deaths in Hong Kong.