Principal Causes of Death

From cancer to heart disease and diabetes, find out which of these are the top causes of death in Singapore

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Death Statistics by Cause in Singapore

 
2018

2019

2020

Total No. of Deaths 21,282 21,44622,054
% of Total Deaths 
1. Cancer
[ ICD10 : C00-C97 ]
28.8
28.4
​28.6
2. Ischaemic heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I20-I25 ]

18.1
18.8
​20.5
3.Pneumonia
[ ICD10 : J12-J18 ]
20.6
20.7
18.8​
4. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke)
[ ICD10 : I60-I69 ]
6.0
5.8
​6.0
5. External causes of morbidity and mortality
[ ICD10 : V01-Y89 ]
4.3
4.0
3.7​
6. Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis
[ ICD10 : N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27]
3.0
3.1
​3.1
7. Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease)
[ ICD10 : I10-I15 ]
3.0
2.6
2.9​
8.
Other heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I00-I09, I26-I51]
2.1
2.0
​2.1
9.
Urinary tract infection
[ ICD10 :N39.0]

2.0
2.3
​2.1
10. Diabetes Mellitus
[ ICD10 : E10-E14 ]
1.3
1.2
​1.2


Notes:
The mortality tabulation list of the International Classification of Diseases 10th revision has replaced the 9th revision as the adopted code set for the derivation of causes of death, with effect from 2012
For data prior to 2012, refer to downloads 
Refers to the top 10 causes of death only


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