Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women

Heart disease and stroke is the world’s No.1 killer of women claiming the lives of more women each year than any other disease. In Singapore, 1 in 3 women dies from heart disease and stroke.

However, the 2016 Go Red For Women Survey revealed that only 10% of Singaporean women knew that heart disease and stroke is their leading cause of death.

In 2020, the Singapore Heart Foundation conducted the Go Red for Women survey, with 1,002 respondents aged between 21 and 64 years old across the nation. Highlights of the study were (click here for more details):

  • Only 9% are aware that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for women in Singapore. (vs 10% in 2016)
  • Only 8% had a conversation on CVD-related topics with their doctor in the past 12 months.
  • 17% are hypertension patients who own a blood pressure (BP) monitor. (vs 12% in 2016)
  • 73% can identify chest pain and 59% identify shortness of breath as the more common warning signs of heart attack
  • Overweight, obesity and physical inactivity are more prevalent among those aged 50 to 64.
  • 8 out of 10 females say they feel more motivated when exercising with their partner, families or friends.
  • 54% of those aged 21 – 34 believe they are not at risk of heart diseases.

Go Red For Women (GRFW) is an international movement started by the American Heart Association and later adopted by other World Heart Federation member countries. The Singapore Heart Foundation launched the Go Red For Women campaign in 2005 to bring home heart health messages to women in Singapore.

The campaign aims to empower women – who are the gatekeepers to their family’s health, with the right knowledge and tools so that they can take better care of their hearts and their families.

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