TOP THREE CAUSES OF DEATH AMONG ELDERLY PERSONS
Question No. 2559
To ask the Minister for Health for the past five years (a) what are the top three causes of death among elderly persons aged 65 years and above; and (b) what is the number of elderly persons who die annually because of pneumonia or pneumonia-related complications
From 2013 to 2017, the top three causes of death among Singapore residents aged 65 years and above were cardiovascular diseases, cancer and pneumonia. During this period, between 3000 to 3750 elderly persons died from pneumonia each year. This made up about 25% of the total deaths among elderly persons.
Source: MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH)