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Lung Cancer

In 2016, 27,236 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung, commonly known as lung cancer, which accounted for 13.1% of hospitalization due to all types of cancers.
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Lung cancer has been the first leading cause of cancer death in Hong Kong for many years. In 2016, 3,780 persons died from lung cancer, accounting for 26.6% of all cancer deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 74.9 and 31.6 per 100,000 population of respective sex.
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The age-standardized death rates due to lung cancer of male were higher than those of female, while the age standardized death rate for both sexes continued to decrease in recent years.
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In general, the age-specific death rates of lung cancer for both sexes increased with age. In 2016, the age-specific death rates of male were higher than those of female. The rate of increase was more profound in men than women after age 54.
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Note(s):
Classification of diseases and causes of death is based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) 10th Revision from 2001 onwards. Figures from 2001 onwards may not be comparable with figures for previous years which were compiled based on the ICD 9th Revision. Hence, caution should be exercised when interpreting the trend of diseases across 2000 and 2001.

Lung cancer corresponds to codes 162 in ICD-9 and C33-C34 in ICD-10.