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Public health and Covid-19 in Hong Kong

Healthcare in Hong Kong

Healthcare in Hong Kong is one of the most effective worldwide.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age in Hong Kong is 82.2 years for men and 88.1 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 12.3 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height174 cm160 cm
BMI24.523.8
Weight74.4 kg61.1 kg

Diseases

Hong KongØ worldwide
Diabetes *4.50%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.06%0.13%

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.



Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in Hong KongThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Hong Kong is above average and also exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 4.9 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 9,870 physicians in Hong Kong, there are about 1.32 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.



Supply with drinking water

The drinking water supply in Hong Kong is 100% tapped for all inhabitants. Only very few countries achieve this standard, where every inhabitant has a water connection in the immediate vicinity with tested drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.

Sources

Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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