Principal Causes of Death

  2017  2018   2019
Total No. of Deaths 20,905 21,282  21,446
% of Total Deaths   
1. Cancer
[ ICD10 : C00-C97 ]
  29.1   28.8    28.4
2. Pneumonia
[ ICD10 : J12-J18 ]
  20.1   20.6    20.7
3. Ischaemic heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I20-I25 ]
 18.5   18.1   18.8
4. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke)
[ ICD10 : I60-I69 ]
   6.3    6.0    5.8
5. External causes of morbidity and mortality
[ ICD10 : V01-Y89 ]
   4.0    4.3    4.0
6. Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis
[ ICD10 : N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27]
   2.4   3.0    3.1
7.Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease)
[ ICD10 : I10-I15 ]
   3.4   3.0   2.6
8.Urinary tract infection
[ ICD10 :N39.0]
   1.9   2.0   2.3
9. Other heart diseases
[ ICD10 : I00-I09, I26-I51]
   1.9   2.1    2.0
10. Chronic obstructive lung diseases
[ ICD10 : J40-J44 ]
  1.5   1.3   1.4

Notes:
1 The Mortality Tabulation List of the International Classification of Diseases - Tenth Revision has replaced the Ninth Revision as the adopted code set for the derivation of causes of death w.e.f Year 2012.
2 For data prior to Year 2012, refer to Downloads
3 Refers to the top 10 principal causes of death only.