Singapore

Every day, 15 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.5% of all deaths in 2013. This means that nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart disease or stroke.

PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATHS 
  2012 2013 2014
Total No. of Deaths 18,481 18,938 19,393
% of Total Deaths      
Ischaemic Heart Disease 16.1% 15.5% 16.0%
Cerebrovascular Disease (including stroke) 9.3% 8.9% 8.4%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 2.8% 3.1% 3.6%
Other Heart Diseases 1.9% 2.0% 1.9%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

30.1% 29.5% 29.9%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,563 5,587 5,799

Source: Ministry Of Health
 
MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH
Breakdown by Gender (%)
2014 Total Male Female
Total No. of Deaths in 2014 19,393 10,534 8,858

% of Total Deaths

     
Heart & Hypertensive Diseases 21.5% 23.3% 19.3%
Cerebrovascular Disease
(including stroke)
8.4% 7.2% 9.8%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

29.9% 30.5% 29.1%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,785 3,213 2,572
Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2014 by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore


 
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