Year: 2002 Source: Annals of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore, v.17, no.4, (October 1988), p.579-582 SIEC No: 20020911

The mortality patterns of taxi drivers in Singapore were studied. Leading causes of death were neoplasms (42%), coronary heart disease (24%), & cerebrovascular disease (15%). As compared to the general population, taxi drivers in Singapore do not appear to have an excess mortality risk of cancers, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease or from all other causes of death. Their risk of violent death from homicide or suicide is low when compared to available reports from other countries. (18 refs)