Singapore

Every day, 17 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 30.1% of all deaths in 2017. This means that 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart diseases or stroke.

PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATHS 
  2015 2016 2017
Total No. of Deaths 19,862 20,017 20,905
% of Total Deaths      
Ischaemic Heart Diseases 16.7% 17.0% 18.5%
Cerebrovascular Diseases (including stroke) 6.8% 6.6% 6.3%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 3.9% 4.0% 3.4%
Other Heart Diseases 2.2% 1.9% 1.9%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

29.6% 29.5% 30.1%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,879 5,905 6,292

Source: Ministry Of Health
 
MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH
Breakdown by Gender (%)
2017 Total Male Female
Total No. of Deaths in 2017 20,905 11,363 9,542

% of Total Deaths

     
Heart & Hypertensive Diseases 4,970 2,989 1,981
Cerebrovascular Disease
(including stroke)
1,310 596 714

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

30.0% 31.5% 28.2%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 6,280 3,585 2,695
Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2017 by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore