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Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

Male coronary heart disease mortality at age 35-69 years in

Hong Kong and Singapore: 1965-2009

Graph showing heart disease mortality in Hong Kong and Singapore, 1965-2006.

Method: Mortality rates calculated using data from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Division, then standardised for age (by taking unweighted averages of component rates) and smoothed (as weighted 3-year moving averages). For details, see the Info page.

Caution: Trends can reflect not only changes in disease occurrence or treatment, but also changes in how a cause of death is defined or coded.

Erratum: The version of this graph posted on 22 September 2010 was generated using inapplicable population data. The problem was rectified on 8 May 2012.

WHO mortality rates for particular countries, ages and causes of death