Priorities for health education in Hong Kong in relation to non-communicable diseases

Man Yee Emmy WONG, May Hung May CHENG

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Abstract

Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasing rapidly worldwide and therefore have considerable implications for health education. Like other advanced countries, Hong Kong, which is a special administrative region of Mainland China, has experienced an epidemiological transition wherein chronic NCDs have overtaken communicable diseases as the major cause of mortality and morbidity. Registered deaths due to infectious and parasitic diseases decreased from 10.1% in 1964 to 2.8% in 2004, while the mortality rate due to neoplasms and diseases of the circulatory system increased twofold, from 30.9% to 59.5% in the same period of time (Department of Health, 2008a). Copyright © 2012 Sense Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth education in context: An international perspective on health education in schools and local communities
EditorsNeil TAYLOR , Frances QUINN , Michael LITTLEDYKE , Richard K. COLL
Place of PublicationNetherland
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages211-221
ISBN (Print)9789460918766
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Wong, E. M. Y., & Cheng, M. M. H. (2012). Priorities for health education in Hong Kong in relation to non-communicable diseases. In N. Taylor, F. Quinn, M. Littledyke, R. K. Coll (Eds.), Health education in context: An international perspective on health education in schools and local communities (pp. 211-221). Netherland: Sense Publishers.

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