Singapore Statistics

Every day, 19 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 31.7% 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

2018 2019 2020
Total No. of Deaths 21,282 21,446 22,054
Ischaemic Heart Diseases 18.1% 18.8% 20.5%
Cerebrovascular Diseases (including stroke) 6.0% 5.8% 6.0%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 3.0% 2.6% 2.9%
Other Heart Diseases 2.1% 2.0% 2.0%
Atherosclerosis 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 29.2% 29.3% 31.7%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 6,219 6,291 6,990


MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH

Total Male Female
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020
Total No. of Deaths 21,446 22,054 11,653 12,309 9,793 9,744
Hypertensive diseases 559 637 324 349 235 288
Ischaemic heart diseases 4,026 4,523 2,489 2,853 1,537 1,670
Other heart diseases 419 447 202 201 217 246
Cerebrovascular Diseases (including stroke) 1,253 1,328 570 665 683 663
Atherosclerosis 34 55 17 22 17 33
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease 6,291 6,990 3,602 4,090 2,689 2,900

Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2020 by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore and Ministry Of Health