Singapore Statistics

Every day, 17 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.3% of all deaths in 2019. This means that almost 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart diseases or stroke.

DEATHS FROM CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

2017 2018 2019
Total No. of Deaths 20,905 21,282 21,446
Ischaemic Heart Diseases 18.5% 18.1% 18.8%
Cerebrovascular Diseases (including stroke) 6.3% 6.0% 5.8%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 3.4% 3.0% 2.6%
Other Heart Diseases 1.9% 2.1% 2.0%
Atherosclerosis 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 30.1% 29.2% 29.3%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 6,299 6,219 6,291


MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH

Total Male Female
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019
Total No. of Deaths 21,281 21,446 11,602 11,653 9,679 9,793
Hypertensive diseases 632 559 347 324 285 235
Ischaemic heart diseases 3,862 4,026 2,424 2,489 1,438 1,537
Other heart diseases 420 419 208 202 212 217
Cerebrovascular Diseases (including stroke) 1,277 1,253 592 570 685 683
Atherosclerosis 28 34 11 17 17 17
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 6,219 6,291 3,582 3,602 2,637 2,689

Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2019 by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore and Ministry Of Health