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Table 1 Basic demographics of patients with rare diseases (12-year cohort from 2005 to 2016)

From: Healthcare burden of rare diseases in Hong Kong – adopting ORPHAcodes in ICD-10 based healthcare administrative datasets

Study period 01–01-2005 to 31–12-2016
Total population 144,444
Total number of admissions 546,673
Male: female ratio 1:1.05
Paediatric (≤18 years): adult admission (> 18 years) 1:3.09