Cardiovascular disease, Brunei’s second highest cause of death

Cardiovascular disease remains the second highest cause of death in Brunei Darussalam after cancer. It contributed to nearly 25 per cent of deaths in 2018, with the age-standardised mortality rate for cardiovascular diseases for all ages was approximately 167 per 100,000 population for both genders, which is higher in men at 205 per 100,000, than women at 135 per 100,000. This was disclosed by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in his welcoming address for the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society Brunei Darussalam (CSBD), at the Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) on Sunday. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin.