Disease Burden

  2010 2013 2017
Prevalence among adults aged 18 to 69 years 1,2(%)
   ► Hyperlipidaemia 25.2 na 33.6
   ►Hypertension 18.9 na 21.5
   ►Diabetes 8.3 na 8.6
   ► Obesity 10.8 8.6 8.7
   ► Daily Smoking 14.3 13.3 12.0


Definitions:
Hyperlipidaemia: LDL-Cholesterol ≥ 4.1mmol/l
Hypertension: Blood pressure ≥ 140/90mmHg
Diabetes: Fasting plasma glucose ≥ 6.9 mmol/l
Obesity: BMI ≥ 30kg/m
Daily Smoking: Smokes cigarettes at least once a day
na - not available

 

 

Top 5 Leading Cancers 2,3 (Incidence, 2012 - 2016)
Male ASIR 4 Female ASIR 4
1) Colo-rectum 38.6 1) Breast 67.3
2) Lung 33.4 2) Colo-rectum 27.3
3) Prostate 30.5 3) Corpus uteri 16.4
4) Lymphoid neoplasms 17.7 4) Lung  15.1 
5) Liver 17.0 5) Ovary  13.2 


Distribution of Disability-Adjusted Life Years by Broad Cause Group 20172,5

Distribution_Disability 2017

                                                        Total of 958,204 life-years lost due to mortality and ill-health in 2017

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 respectively. 
     Data on clinical measurement for chronic diseases were not collected in NHSS 2013. Next update will be from the
     NPHS 2018 which will be ready in 2020.
2 - Singapore Residents.
3 - Source: Singapore Cancer Registry annual report 2016.
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 standardisation.
5 - Source: Global Burden of Disease  (GBD) 2017 study.

 

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