Singapore total deaths by broad causes

As can be seen from the statistics below, neoplasms (cancer) and cardiovascular disease have increased considerably since 1950.

Year Tuberculosis Other Communicable Diseases Neoplasms Cardiovascular Diseases External Causes of deaths Disease of Early Infancy Other Causes of Deaths Total
1950 12.0% 32.5% 2.8% 6.3% 4.0% 7.2% 35.3% 100%
1955 9.1% 21.7% 6.5% 8.5% 4.9% 11.1% 38.3% 100%
1960 6.3% 18.7% 10.4% 10.6% 5.0% 11.2% 37.8% 100%
1965 6.2% 12.6% 13.9% 13.7% 6.5% 9.9% 37.2% 100%
1970 4.2% 12.7% 15.1% 27.0% 7.9% 5.9% 27.1% 100%
1975 3.7% 11.7% 18.5% 29.4% 4.1% 3.5% 29.0% 100%
1980 1.8% 11.4% 21.0% 34.4% 7.2% 3.3% 20.9% 100%
1985 1.3% 11.6% 22.0% 34.8% 8.1% 2.5% 19.7% 100%
1990 0.8% 10.3% 23.9% 37.1% 7.3% 2.2% 18.4% 100%
1995 0.8% 14.3% 25.2% 35.7% 7.1% 1.3% 15.6% 100%
2000 0.6% 13.9% 27.0% 36.6% 7.2% 0.8% 13.8% 100%
2005 0.4% 17.9% 26.5% 33.3% 6.3% 0.7% 15.1% 100%
2006 0.4% 15.3% 28.8% 33.2% 6.3% 0.7% 15.4% 100%
2007 0.5% 16.1% 27.7% 34.0% 6.0% 0.5% 15.2% 100%
2008 0.5% 15.3% 29.3% 33.6% 5.8% 0.6% 14.9% 100%
2009 0.4% 16.8% 29.3% 32.8% 5.7% 0.6% 14.3% 100%
2010 0.4% 17.2% 28.8% 33.0% 5.5% 0.5% 14.5% 100%
2011 0.4% 17.7% 30.4% 31.7% 4.6% 0.5% 14.6% 100%
2012 0.4% 18.0% 30.6% 31.1% 5.6% 0.5% 13.9% 100%
2013 0.3% 19.7% 30.9% 30.4% 4.9% 0.5% 13.3% 100%

Source:  Ministry of Health. (2015) Total Deaths by Broad Cases | 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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