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 


 
200420102013
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

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

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.

Notes:
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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