Singapore

Every day, 15 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 27.3% of all deaths in 2012. This means that nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart disease or stroke.

PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATHS 
  2010 2011 2012
Total No. of Deaths 17,610 18,027 18,481
% of Total Deaths      
Ischaemic Heart Disease 18.7% 16.4% 16.1%
Cerebrovascular Disease (including stroke) 8.4% 9.0% 9.3%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) - - 2.8%
Other Heart Diseases 4.8% 5.0% 1.9%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

31.9% 30.4% 30.1%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,618 5,480 5,563*

Source: Ministry Of Health
 
MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH
Breakdown by Gender (%)
2012 Total Male Female
Total No. of Deaths in 2012 18,481 10,075 8,406

% of Total Deaths

     
Heart & Hypertensive Diseases 20.8% 22.8% 18.5%
Cerebrovascular Disease
(including stroke)
9.3% 7.9% 10.9%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

30.1% 30.7% 29.4%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,562 3,092* 2,470
Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2012 by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore


*Absolute figures vary marginally for both tables, due to differences in classification.
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