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 
  2011 2012 2013
Total No. of Deaths 18,027 18,481 18,938
% of Total Deaths      
Ischaemic Heart Disease 16.4% 16.1% 15.5%
Cerebrovascular Disease (including stroke) 9.0% 9.3% 8.9%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) - 2.8% 3.1%
Other Heart Diseases 5.0% 1.9% 2.0%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

30.4% 30.1% 29.5%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,480 5,563 5,587*

Source: Ministry Of Health
 
MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH
Breakdown by Gender (%)
2013 Total Male Female
Total No. of Deaths in 2013 18,938 10,326 8,610

% of Total Deaths

     
Heart & Hypertensive Diseases 20.7% 22.9% 18.0%
Cerebrovascular Disease
(including stroke)
8.9% 7.5% 10.5%

Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease

29.6% 30.4% 28.5%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 5,594 3,144* 2,450
Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2013 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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