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Table 2 Age-standardized death rates (ASDR) and odds ratios by selected underlying cause of death (UCD) in Hong Kong (2005–2008) and Shanghai (2005–2007)a

From: The incomparability of cause of death statistics under “one country, two systems”: Shanghai versus Hong Kong

UCD ASDR Adjusted odds ratioc
Hong Kong Shanghai Hong Kong vs. Shanghai
ASDR (per 100,000) % of overall ASDRb ASDR (per 100,000) % of overall ASDRb Estimate 95%CI
Septicemia (A40-A41) 6.3 1.8 0.02 0.0 1,435.4 538.3–3,827.2
Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97) 118.6 33.2 123.3 30.2 1.1 1.1–1.1
Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14) 4.7 1.3 15.1 3.7 0.4 0.3–0.4
Ischemic heart diseases (I20-I25) 36.0 10.1 40.2 9.9 1.0 1.0–1.0
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69) 29.8 8.3 74.1 18.2 0.4 0.4–0.4
Pneumonia (J12-J18) 37.6 10.5 2.1 0.5 28.0 26.5–29.5
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47) 17.5 4.9 38.8 9.5 0.5 0.4–0.5
Renal failure (N17-N19) 11.2 3.1 1.2 0.3 11.2 10.5–12.0
External causes (V01-Y89) 21.6 6.0 28.6 7.0 0.6 0.6–0.7
All causes 357.7 100 408.1 100 -- --
  1. aFigures in bold indicate a significance level of 0.05.
  2. b% of overall ASDR for a certain UCD=ASDR for the UCD/ASDR for all causesa100%
  3. c Adjusted by sex and age using logistic regression. Shanghai is the reference group
  4. Data Sources:
  5. Department of Health, HKSAR Government (Hong Kong); Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Shanghai)