Number of persons hospitalized for serious mental illnesses per 100,000 population

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
No. 269 290 283 445 442 472 497.78 521.65
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
No. 530.46 500.17 366.09 479.04 463.63 502.12 544.94 536.32
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
No. 541.66 556.86 543.00 560.48 560.94 536.81 516.15 522.18
Year 2017
No. 528.48

Operational Definitions

The total number of in-patients treated (discharges and deaths) in government, government assisted, Hospital Authority and private hospitals. Only patients whose disease is classified as mental disorders under the International Classification of Diseases, Injuries and Causes of Death (I.C.D) 9th Revision (1975) are counted.

Footnote

All figures are collected from Census and Statistics Department and Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statisitcs since 1999.
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