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Causes of death across Singapore are changing because of Population Increase, Life Expectancy rise and Living Standard.On this below article we provide graphical representation of major causes of death in Singapore.

Highlights of Singapore BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Singapore average intake is 0.00 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Singapore average Fruit intake is 0.00grams
  • In Singapore, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 33.60% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Singapore is in the range of normal and Average Female BMI is in range of normal (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')


Breakdown of the average per capita intake of cereals by specific cereal-based commodity types, measured in kilocalories per person per day. This figure measures the primary equivalent of all food products derived from a given commodity (e.g. "wheat" represents the primary equivalent of its derived products). Data refers to cereal food supply at the consumer level but does not account for consumer wastage in
Cereal Preferences in Singapore
RankCerealskcal/capita/day

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Singapore
Diet Compositions in Singapore
RankTypekilocalories per person per day


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was a major cause of death in Singapore with 5698 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 29% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Lower respiratory infections were the highest types of death causes in Singapore.
    Major Cause of Death in Singapore
  • We see the maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 12932 deaths (year 2016).
  • 33.78% kids below age 5 years die because of Congenital birth defects.
  • Cancers, Lower respiratory infections and Road accidents are the major cause of death in kids aged 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular disease and Suicide are the major cause of death in people aged 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Lower respiratory infections are the major cause of death in people aged over 50 years.
  • Overall, it's observed that 42% of people aging over 50 years die because of Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

Major Cause of Deaths in Singapore (and it's count) Number of Deaths in Singapore - Age wise (only due to Major diseases)


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Singapore are High blood pressure, Smoking and High blood sugar. Every year around 5 people die due to High blood pressure.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Secondhand smoke and Outdoor air pollution are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • High blood pressure, High total cholesterol and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • High blood pressure, Smoking and High body-mass index (obesity) are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • High blood pressure is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


Major Cause of Deaths in Singapore (and it's count)


Cancer Analysis



0.93% of Singapore population was suffering from cancer i.e. 40972 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 846) and Liver cancer was also concerning with 556 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Pancreatic cancer have 12% of survival chance.Singapore was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 19248 people were of age group 50-69 year olds.In 2016, 9940 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 846 people were dead. This means 8.51% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Singapore and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Singapore :
  • 0.93 % of Singapore population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Singapore
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Singapore

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Singapore (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 2265 11.55%
Cardiovascular diseases 5698 29.04%
Kidney disease 687 3.5%
Respiratory disease 594 3.03%
Liver disease 182 0.93%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1151 5.87%
Digestive disease 267 1.36%
Hepatitis 4 0.02%
Cancers 5515 28.11%
Parkinson's disease 165 0.84%
Fire 11 0.06%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 13 0.07%
Homicide 19 0.1%
HIV/AIDS 33 0.17%
Drug disorder 13 0.07%
Tuberculosis 54 0.28%
Road incidents 158 0.81%
Maternal deaths 2 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 23 0.12%
Alcohol disorder 9 0.05%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 30 0.15%
Liver disease 182 0.93%
Digestive disease 267 1.36%
Suicide 398 2.03%
Respiratory disease 594 3.03%
Kidney disease 687 3.5%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1151 5.87%
Dementia 2265 11.55%
Lower respiratory infections 2312.85499097 11.79%
Cancers 5515 28.11%
Cardiovascular diseases 5698 29.04%



Singapore - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 1 1.35%
Neonatal disorders 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1 1.35%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Homicide 23 31.08%
Diarrheal diseases 1 1.35%
Road accidents 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Digestive diseases 1 1.35%
Kidney disease 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Fire 5 6.76%
Liver disease 0 0%
Hepatitis 1 1.35%
Tuberculosis 2 2.7%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 2.7%
Drug use disorders 25 33.78%
Measles 10 13.51%
Natural disasters 0 0%
2 2.7%



Singapore - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1 4.76%
Homicide 1 4.76%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Road accidents 2 9.52%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Drowning 1 4.76%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 0 0%
Cancers 10 47.62%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1 4.76%
Liver disease 0 0%
Respiratory disease 0 0%
Kidney disease 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 2 9.52%
Lower respiratory infections 3 14.29%


Singapore - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 174 15.22%
Homicide 9 0.79%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.09%
Diarrheal diseases 2 0.17%
Road accidents 71 6.21%
Tuberculosis 4 0.35%
HIV/AIDS 17 1.49%
Drowning 5 0.44%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 2 0.17%
Cancers 404 35.35%
Hepatitis 1 0.09%
Digestive diseases 11 0.96%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 49 4.29%
Liver disease 20 1.75%
Respiratory disease 15 1.31%
Kidney disease 29 2.54%
Cardiovascular disease 252 22.05%
Drug disorder 8 0.7%
Alcohol disorder 3 0.26%
Parkinson's disease 1 0.09%
Dementia 3 0.26%
Lower respiratory infections 62 5.42%


Singapore - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 145 2.79%
Homicide 6 0.12%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.02%
Diarrheal diseases 5 0.1%
Road accidents 47 0.91%
Tuberculosis 16 0.31%
HIV/AIDS 14 0.27%
Drowning 4 0.08%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 3 0.06%
Cancers 2180 42.01%
Hepatitis 2 0.04%
Digestive diseases 59 1.14%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 272 5.24%
Liver disease 85 1.64%
Respiratory disease 121 2.33%
Kidney disease 178 3.43%
Cardiovascular diseases 1577 30.39%
Dementia 82 1.58%
Parkinson's disease 13 0.25%
Drug disorder 3 0.06%
Alcohol disorder 4 0.08%
Lower respiratory infections 372 7.17%


Singapore - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 78 0.59%
Homicide 3 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.01%
Protein-energy malnutrition 1 0.01%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 1 0.01%
Diarrheal diseases 22 0.17%
Road accidents 37 0.28%
Tuberculosis 35 0.27%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.01%
Drowning 3 0.02%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 6 0.05%
Cancers 2916 22.08%
Hepatitis 1 0.01%
Digestive diseases 196 1.48%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 826 6.25%
Liver disease 77 0.58%
Respiratory disease 457 3.46%
Kidney disease 479 3.63%
Cardiovascular disease 3865 29.26%
Parkinson's disease 152 1.15%
Dementia 2180 16.51%
Drug use disorders 2 0.02%
Alcohol use disorders 2 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 1866 14.13%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Singapore
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 5 0.03%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 28 0.2%
Household air pollution 1 0.01%
Outdoor air pollution 1373 9.59%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2 0.01%
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Child wasting 5 0.03%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 10 0.07%
Secondhand smoke 383 2.67%
Alcohol use -33 -0.23%
Drug use 77 0.54%
Diet low in fruits 501 3.5%
Diet low in vegetables 375 2.62%
Unsafe sex 117 0.82%
Low physical activity 552 3.85%
High blood sugar 1815 12.67%
High cholesterol 1640 11.45%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1588 11.09%
High blood pressure 3851 26.88%
Smoking 1949 13.61%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 84 0.59%


Singapore - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 0 0%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 2 9.52%
Child stunting 0 0%
Low birth weight 10 47.62%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 2 9.52%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 2 9.52%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
Child wasting 5 23.81%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Singapore - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Secondhand smoke 1 50%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 50%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood sugar 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Singapore - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 2 0.25%
Drug use 24 3.04%
Alcohol use 33 4.18%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.13%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 89 11.27%
Secondhand smoke 21 2.66%
Low physical activity 18 2.28%
Diet low in fruits 42 5.32%
Diet low in vegetables 27 3.42%
Unsafe sex 28 3.54%
High body-mass index (obesity) 109 13.8%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 65 8.23%
High total cholesterol 111 14.05%
High blood pressure 164 20.76%
High blood sugar 56 7.09%


Singapore - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 14 0.3%
Drug use 44 0.94%
Alcohol use 8 0.17%
No access to handwashing facility 4 0.09%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe sex 53 1.13%
Smoking 685 14.62%
Secondhand smoke 120 2.56%
Unsafe water source 1 0.02%
Diet low in vegetables 133 2.84%
Diet low in fruits 193 4.12%
Low physical activity 145 3.09%
Outdoor air pollution 399 8.52%
Household air pollution 0 0%
High body-mass index (obesity) 632 13.49%
High blood sugar 490 10.46%
High total cholesterol 601 12.83%
High blood pressure 1163 24.82%


Singapore - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 69 0.78%
Drug use 9 0.1%
Alcohol use -74 -0.84%
Smoking 1175 13.31%
Secondhand smoke 239 2.71%
Household air pollution 1 0.01%
Outdoor air pollution 907 10.28%
No access to handwashing facility 22 0.25%
Poor sanitation 1 0.01%
Unsafe water source 4 0.05%
Unsafe sex 36 0.41%
Low physical activity 389 4.41%
Diet low in vegetables 215 2.44%
Diet low in fruits 265 3%
High cholesterol 928 10.51%
High blood pressure 2524 28.6%
High blood sugar 1269 14.38%
High body-mass index (obesity) 847 9.6%


Singapore - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1114 | Deaths : 556 49.91%
Breast cancer Patients : 9995 | Deaths : 392 3.92%
Larynx cancer Patients : 408 | Deaths : 29 7.11%
Kidney cancer Patients : 1028 | Deaths : 112 10.89%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 1446 | Deaths : 21 1.45%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 817 | Deaths : 127 15.54%
Stomach cancer Patients : 1818 | Deaths : 383 21.07%
Uterine cancer Patients : 2067 | Deaths : 64 3.1%
Bladder cancer Patients : 1081 | Deaths : 77 7.12%
Cervical cancer Patients : 901 | Deaths : 85 9.43%
Prostate cancer Patients : 3657 | Deaths : 173 4.73%
Testicular cancer Patients : 135 | Deaths : 1 0.74%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 356 | Deaths : 313 87.92%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 253 | Deaths : 114 45.06%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 707 | Deaths : 145 20.51%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 9940 | Deaths : 846 8.51%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 60 | Deaths : 16 26.67%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 584 | Deaths : 55 9.42%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 592 | Deaths : 74 12.5%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 2955 | Deaths : 99 3.35%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 115 | Deaths : 30 26.09%


Singapore - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 266 0.65%
5-14 year olds 129 0.31%
15-49 year olds 5739 14.01%
50-69 year olds 19248 46.98%
70+ year olds 15589 38.05%


Source :
http://www.gapminder.org/data/documentation/gd004/
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDRS/Resources/477365-1327525347307/8392086-1327528510568/WDR09_bookweb_1.pdf

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