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Table 3 Number and proportion of deaths by selected underlying cause of death (UCD) by locations of death in Hong Kong and Shanghai

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

UCD Hong Kong Shanghai
At hospital At other locationsa At hospital At other locationsa
Number % Number % Number % Number %
Septicemia (A40-A41) 2,904 2.0 7 0.1 2 0.0 2 0.0
Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97) 46,949 32.1 2,226 20.0 58,274 36.5 32,074 22.5
Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14) 2,104 1.4 63 0.6 6,785 4.3 5,226 3.7
Ischemic heart diseases (I20-I25) 15,536 10.6 1,214 10.9 19,736 12.4 13,239 9.3
Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69) 13,555 9.3 385 3.5 29,450 18.5 30,826 21.7
Pneumonia (J12-J18) 18,653 12.7 303 2.7 987 0.6 526 0.4
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47) 7,857 5.4 527 4.7 15,286 9.6 16,794 11.8
Renal failure (N17-N19) 5,100 3.5 58 0.5 598 0.4 346 0.2
External causes (V01-Y89) 4,037 2.8 3,694 33.2 6,152 3.9 11,470 8.1
All causes 146,466 100.0 11,125 100.0 159,530 100.0 142,360 100.0
  1. aInclude all deaths outside hospital
  2. Data sources:
  3. Department of Health, HKSAR Government (Hong Kong); Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Shanghai)