Singapore

Every day, 16 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.5% of all deaths in 2016. This means that nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart diseases or stroke.

PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATHS 
  2014 2015 2016
Total No. of Deaths 19,393 19,862 20,017
% of Total Deaths      
Ischaemic Heart Disease 16.0% 16.7% 17.0%
Cerebrovascular Disease (including stroke) 8.4% 6.8% 6.6%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 3.6% 3.9% 4.0%
Other Heart Diseases 1.9% 2.2% 1.9%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

29.9% 29.6% 29.5%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,799 5,879 5,905

Source: Ministry Of Health
 
MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH
Breakdown by Gender (%)
2016 Total Male Female
Total No. of Deaths in 2016 20,017 10,991 9,026

% of Total Deaths

     
Heart & Hypertensive Diseases 4,576 2,759 1,817
Cerebrovascular Disease
(including stroke)
1,317 636 681

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

29.4% 30.9% 27.7%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,893 3,395 2,498
Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2016 by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore