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.


Singapore Disease Burden Statistics 

Prevalence among adults aged 18 to 69 years1(%)
   ► Hypertension224.923.5na
   ► Diabetes8.211.3na
   ► High Total Cholesterol18.717.4na
   ► Obesity6.910.88.6
   ► Daily Smoking12.614.313.3

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

na - not available

Top 5 Leading Cancers1(Incidence, 2012–2016)
Male ASR3 Female ASR3
1) Colo-rectum38.5 1) Breast67.2
2) Lung33.3 2) Colo-rectum27.2
3) Prostate30.5 3) Corpus uteri16.4
4) Lymphoid neoplasms17.5 4) Lung 15.0 
5) Liver17.0 5) Ovary 13.

Singapore Residents
Among adults aged 30 to 69 years
ASR: age-standardised rate per 100,000 per year. ASR was derived from the direct method using “World Standard Population” 
Source : estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD 2015)


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