Disease Burden Statistics for Singapore

Colorectal and lung cancers are among the most prevalent cancers in Singapore. Check out the statistics for cancer, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, and smoking.

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Singapore Disease Burden Statistics 


 
2010
2013
2017
Prevalence among adults aged 18 to 69 years1,2 (%)
   ► Hypertension25.2
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33.6
   ► Diabetes18.9
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21.5
   ► High Total Cholesterol8.3
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8.6
   ► Obesity10.8
8.6
8.7
   ► Daily Smoking14.3
13.312.0

Definitions:
Hypertension: ≥140/90 mmHg
Diabetes: 2-hour plasma glucose during an oral glucose tolerance test ≥11.1 mmol/l
High Total Cholesterol: Total cholesterol ≥6.2 mmol/l
Obesity: BMI ≥30kg/m2
Daily Smoking: Smokes cigarettes at least once a day

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Top 5 Leading Cancers2,4 (Incidence, 2013–2017)
Male ASIR4 Female ASIR4
1) Colo-rectum38.2
1) Breast69.8
2) Lung32.6
2) Colo-rectum27.2
3) Prostate31.8
3) Corpus uteri16.9
4) Lymphoid neoplasms17.8
4) Lung 15.4
5) Liver17.7
5) Ovary 13.1

Notes: 

1  Data for years 1992,1998,2004 and 2010 is from the National Health Survey (NHS) series, while data for years 2013 and 2017 is from the National Health Surveillance Survey (NHSS) 2013
   and National Population Health Surveys (NPHS) 2017 respecitively. Data on clinical measurement for chronic diseases were not collected in NHSS 2013. Next update will be from the NPHS 2019,
   which will be ready in 2020.
2  Singapore Residents
3  Among adults aged 30 to 69 years 
4  ASIR: Age-standardised Incidence Rate per 100,000 population per year. The Segi's “World Population” was used to calculate the ASIRs by direct standerdisation. 
5  Source : Singapore Cancer Registry 50th Anniversary Monograph 1968-2017



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