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Cerebrovascular Diseases

In 2016, 25,152 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to cerebrovascular diseases, accounting for 1.2% of all inpatient discharges and deaths.
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Cerebrovascular diseases was the fourth leading cause of death in 2016. In 2016, the number of deaths were 3,224, accounting for 6.9% of all registered deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 49.4 and 39.3 per 100,000 population of respective sex.
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The age-standardized death rate due to cerebrovascular diseases has dropped by more than half over the past two decades from around 40 to around 20 per 100,000 standard population.
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In 2016, the age-specific death rates due to cerebrovascular diseases increased markedly after age 69. Compared to females, males had higher death rates in all age groups.
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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.

Cerebrovascular diseases corresponds to codes 430-438 in ICD-9 and I60-I69 in ICD-10.