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Table 2 Distribution of rare diseases related hospital admissions by age at admission in Hong Kong (2005–2016)

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

Age group Number of admissions in the rare disease population (% of the total rare disease population) Number of admissions in the general population (% of the total general population, including all diseases)
0–4 97,416 (17.8%) 1,373,714 (8.0%)
5–9 34,438 (6.3%) 259,111 (1.5%)
10–14 26,776 (4.9%) 208,713 (1.2%)
15–19 28,565(5.2%) 256,811 (1.5%)
20–24 26,808 (4.9%) 369,707 (2.2%)
25–29 27,598 (5.0%) 597,883 (3.5%)
30–34 28,001 (5.1%) 824,150 (4.8%)
35–39 21,554 (3.9%) 768,238 (4.5%)
40–44 17,983 (3.3%) 709,462 (4.2%)
45–49 21,336 (3.9%) 914,342 (5.3%)
50–54 28,092 (5.1%) 1,161,757 (6.8%)
55–59 30,965 (5.7%) 1,284,643 (7.5%)
60–64 30,686 (5.6%) 1,273,321 (7.5%)
65–69 28,174 (5.2%) 1,238,402 (7.2%)
70–74 25,249 (4.6%) 1,298,569 (7.6%)
75–79 27,861 (5.1%) 1,494,884 (8.7%)
80–84 23,493 (4.3%) 1,397,762 (8.2%)
85+ 21,678 (4.0%) 1,659,092 (9.7%)
Total 546,673 17,090,561