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Article: Understanding the increase in life expectancy in Hong Kong: Contributions of Changes in age- and cause-specific mortality

TitleUnderstanding the increase in life expectancy in Hong Kong: Contributions of Changes in age- and cause-specific mortality
Authors
Keywordslife expectancy
mortality
public health policy
Issue Date2019
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, v. 16 n. 11, p. article no. 1959 How to Cite?
AbstractTo assess the mechanism responsible for the improvement in life expectancy in Hong Kong over the past several decades, Arriaga's decomposition method was applied to quantify the influence of the age structure and the leading causes of death on the increase in life expectancy in Hong Kong from 1986 to 2015. Our results showed that, during the observed period, the major contribution to the improvement in life expectancy in Hong Kong was attributable to the older population for both males and females. Contributions of malignant neoplasms in the period of 1986-1995, 1996-2005 and 2006-2015 were 0.613, 0.279 and 0.887 years in males and 0.391, 0.312 and 0.226 years in females, respectively. For circulatory diseases, the corresponding figures were 1.452, 0.202 and 0.832 years in males and 0.675, 0.192 and 1.069 years in females, with the largest contribution also shifting to older ages. However, these positive contributions were partly offset by the negative contribution of pneumonia, especially among those at advanced ages. Furthermore, although the impact was limited, attention should also be paid to the prevalence of some chronic diseases among the younger age groups in recent years.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/278638
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2019 Impact Factor: 2.849
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.883
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dc.contributor.authorZheng, Y-
dc.contributor.authorCHANG, Q-
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF-
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-21T02:11:18Z-
dc.date.available2019-10-21T02:11:18Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, v. 16 n. 11, p. article no. 1959-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/278638-
dc.description.abstractTo assess the mechanism responsible for the improvement in life expectancy in Hong Kong over the past several decades, Arriaga's decomposition method was applied to quantify the influence of the age structure and the leading causes of death on the increase in life expectancy in Hong Kong from 1986 to 2015. Our results showed that, during the observed period, the major contribution to the improvement in life expectancy in Hong Kong was attributable to the older population for both males and females. Contributions of malignant neoplasms in the period of 1986-1995, 1996-2005 and 2006-2015 were 0.613, 0.279 and 0.887 years in males and 0.391, 0.312 and 0.226 years in females, respectively. For circulatory diseases, the corresponding figures were 1.452, 0.202 and 0.832 years in males and 0.675, 0.192 and 1.069 years in females, with the largest contribution also shifting to older ages. However, these positive contributions were partly offset by the negative contribution of pneumonia, especially among those at advanced ages. Furthermore, although the impact was limited, attention should also be paid to the prevalence of some chronic diseases among the younger age groups in recent years.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectlife expectancy-
dc.subjectmortality-
dc.subjectpublic health policy-
dc.titleUnderstanding the increase in life expectancy in Hong Kong: Contributions of Changes in age- and cause-specific mortality-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYip, PSF=rp00596-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16111959-
dc.identifier.pmid31159482-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC6603858-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85067180828-
dc.identifier.hkuros308060-
dc.identifier.volume16-
dc.identifier.issue11-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 1959-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 1959-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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