What is the number 1 cause of death in Singapore?

What is the number one killer in Singapore?

Cancer is the number one killer in Singapore according to the Ministry of Health¹. In 2018, it accounted for 28.8 percent of deaths in Singapore. Pneumonia ranked at number 2 as a little over a fifth of all deaths were caused by this deadly lung infection.

What are the top 10 causes of death in Singapore?

Death Statistics by Cause in Singapore

  • Cancer. [ ICD10 : C00-C97 ] …
  • Pneumonia. …
  • Ischaemic heart diseases. …
  • Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke) …
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality. …
  • Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis. …
  • Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) …
  • Urinary tract infection.

What is the most common disease in Singapore?

The five most common chronic medical conditions in Singapore

  1. Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes is a medical condition in which blood glucose levels remain persistently higher than normal. …
  2. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) …
  3. High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia) …
  4. Stroke. …
  5. Heart attack (Myocardial Infarction)

How common is diabetes in Singapore?

In Singapore, over 400,000 Singaporeans live with the disease. The lifetime risk of developing diabetes is one in three among Singaporeans, and the number of those with diabetes is projected to surpass one million by 2050 [1].

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