Principal Causes of Death in Singapore

Principal Causes of Death

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Ever wondered what are the principal causes of death in Singapore?

No doubt, cancer is in the top position. What causes cancer? If we know it, we can prevent it. Only Yoga has the answer.

2007 2008 2009>
Total No. of Deaths 17,140 17,222 17,101
% of Total Deaths
1. Cancer
[ICD9 : 140-208]
27.7 29.3 29.3
2. Ischaemic Heart Disease
[ICD9 : 410-414]
19.8 20.1 19.2
3. Pneumonia
[ICD9 : 480-486]
13.9 13.9 15.3
4. Cerebrovascular Disease (including stroke)
[ICD9 : 430-438]
8.7 8.3 8.0
5. Accidents, Poisoning & Violence
[ICD9 : E800-E999]
6.0 5.8 5.7
6. Other Heart Diseases
[ICD9 : 393-398,402,415-429]
4.3 4.0 4.4
7. Urinary Tract Infections
[ICD9 : 599.0]
2.2 2.1 2.5
8. Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
[ICD9 : 490-493, 496]
2.6 2.5 2.4
9. Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome & Nephrosis
[ICD9 : 580-589]
2.0 2.1 2.3
10. Diabetes Mellitus
[ICD9 : 250]
3.6 2.7 1.7
Top 5 leading Cancers1(Incidence, 2003-2007)
Male ASR3 Female ASR3
1) Colo-rectum 39.9 1) Breast 56.2
2) Lung 39.6 2) Colo-rectum 29.2
3) Prostate 23.5 3) Lung 16.1
4) Liver 16.8 4) Ovary  11.8
5) Stomach 14.2 5) Corpus Uteri 11.7

Last updated on 28 Oct 2011

Source: www.moh.gov.sg