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  • Population size - Hong Kong population has gradually increased from 3.17 million in 1961 to 7.39 million in 2017.
  • Life expectancy - In 2017, the life expectancy at birth of male was 81.9 years while that of female was 87.6 years.
  • Major causes of death - Six types of non-communicable diseases, namely, cancers, diseases of heart, cerebrovascular diseases, chronic lower respiratory diseases, injuries and poisoning, and diabetes mellitus, accounted for 59.3% of all registered deaths in Hong Kong in 2017.
  • Age structure - Hong Kong population had been ageing for the past 20 years.
  • Major health indicators - Health indices in Hong Kong rank among the best in the world.
  • Cancers -
    • Cancer was the number one killer in Hong Kong in 2017.
    • The top five causes of cancer deaths in Hong Kong in 2017 were lung cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer and breast cancer.
    • Lung cancer has been the first leading cause of cancer death in Hong Kong for the past decade.
  • Coronary heart diseases - In 2017, about 10.6 persons on average died from coronary heart disease per day in Hong Kong.
  • Cerebrovascular diseases - Cerebrovascular diseases was the fourth leading cause of death in Hong Kong in 2017.
  • Diabetes mellitus - Diabetes mellitus was the tenth leading cause of death for female in Hong Kong in 2017.
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases - Chronic lower respiratory diseases was the seventh leading cause of death in Hong Kong in 2017.
  • Injuries and poisoning - In 2017, the three leading causes of death due to injuries and poisoning were intentional self-harm, falls and transport accidents.
  • Health Facts - General picture of how healthy Hong Kong people are.
  • Publications - Publications and Reports on health status.
  • Health Information Library - Statistical charts and diagrams on public health.
  • Instant Query - Come up with a specific question, or create tailor-made statistical table.