Singapore

Every day, 15 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.6% of all deaths in 2015. This means that nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart disease or stroke.

PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATHS 
  2013 2014 2015
Total No. of Deaths 18,938 19,393 19,862
% of Total Deaths      
Ischaemic Heart Disease 15.5% 16.0% 16.7%
Cerebrovascular Disease (including stroke) 8.9% 8.4% 6.8%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 3.1% 3.6% 3.9%
Other Heart Diseases 2.0% 1.9% 2.2%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

29.5% 29.9% 29.6%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,587 5,799 5,879

Source: Ministry Of Health
 
MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH
Breakdown by Gender (%)
2015 Total Male Female
Total No. of Deaths in 2015 19,862 10,789 9,073

% of Total Deaths

     
Heart & Hypertensive Diseases 22.8% 25.0% 20.2%
Cerebrovascular Disease
(including stroke)
6.8% 5.7% 8.1%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

29.6% 30.7% 28.3%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,879 3,312 2,568
Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2015 by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore


 
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