Singapore Statistics

Every day, 17 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.2% of all deaths in 2018. This means that almost 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart diseases or stroke.

PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF DEATHS

Source: Ministry Of Health

201620172018
Total No. of Deaths20,01720,90521,282
Ischaemic Heart Diseases17.0%18.5%18.1%
Cerebrovascular Diseases (including stroke)6.6%6.3%6.0%
Hypertensive Diseases (including hypertensive heart disease)4.0%3.4%3.0%
Other Heart Diseases1.9%1.9%2.1%
Total % of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease29.5%30.1%29.2%
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease5,9056,2926,214


MORTALITY BY SEX AND CAUSES OF DEATH

Breakdown by Gender (%)

2018TotalMaleFemale
Total No. of Deaths in 201821,28211,6029,679
Heart & Hypertensive Diseases4,9392,9891,950
Cerebrovascular Diseases (including stroke)1,277592685
Total No. of Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease6,2163,5812,635

Source: Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2018 by the Registry of Births and Deaths, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore