Principal causes of death in Singapore

2012 2013 2014
Total No. of Deaths 18,481 18,938 19,393
% of Total Deaths
1. Cancer 30.1 30.5 29.4
2. Pneumonia
16.8 18.5 19.0
3. Ischaemic heart diseases 16.1 15.5 16.0
4. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke) 9.3 8.9 8.4
5. External causes of morbidity and mortality 5.6 4.9 4.7
6. Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 2.8 3.1 3.6
7. Urinary tract infection
2.4 2.6 2.6
8. Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis
2.4 2.4 2.0
9. Other heart diseases 1.9 2.0 1.9
10. Chronic obstructive lung disease 2.1 1.6 1.8

 

Source: Ministry of Health. (2015) Principal Causes of Death | Ministry of Health. Retrieved August 27, 2015, from https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/statistics/Health_Facts_Singapore/Principal_Causes_of_Death.html

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