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National Population Health Survey 2021/22

The National Population Health Survey (NPHS) 2022 is an annual population health survey series jointly conducted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB). The Survey, which tracks the health and risk factors, as well as lifestyle practices of Singapore residents for the period of July 2021 to June 2022, has found that more Singapore residents were diagnosed with hypertension and were obese while the prevalence of diabetes and hyperlipidaemia had declined since 2017. Participation in screening for chronic disease and cancers showed a promising increase towards pre-COVID-19 levels after dropping during the COVID-19 period. The smoking prevalence had also decreased slightly in 2022, continuing a declining trend over the past decade. Fewer Singapore residents met the recommended level of physical activity in 2022, probably due to reduced commuting from hybrid work arrangements, which has not yet returned to pre-COVID-19 levels. The prevalence of poor mental health among Singapore residents has increased since 2020. The results of the NPHS highlight the continuing need for individuals to take ownership of their health and adopt healthier lifestyles. MOH and HPB will continue preventive efforts on various fronts to strive towards a healthier Singapore.