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Death Rate

The crude death rate in Hong Kong varied from about 4.6 per 1,000 population to 6.2 per 1,000 population between 1961 and 2017. Whilst the number of male and female deaths increased during the period due to population growth.

The age-standardized death rate in Hong Kong decreased from 6.0 per 1,000 standard population in 1981 to 2.8 per 1,000 standard population in 2017. The rates for male and female were also decreased during the period.

In general, the age-specific death rate was higher in males than in females. The age-specific death rate was also higher at the extremes of age groups for both sexes. The age-specific death rate in 2017 was lower than that in 2007 for both sexes and most age groups.