Living in northern Singapore? You may get sicker at a younger age

The mean age among "top users" - the top 20 per cent of patients who account for the highest healthcare usage - is 44.4 years in central areas but 38.2 years in the north.
The mean age among "top users" - the top 20 per cent of patients who account for the highest healthcare usage - is 44.4 years in central areas but 38.2 years in the north.PHOTO: ST FILE

Medical expenses high in north of S'pore despite younger population, says NHG chief

People living in the north of Singapore are sicker at a younger age.

In the north and central areas of Singapore, 20 per cent of public healthcare patients account for 84 per cent of healthcare expenditure.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2019, with the headline 'Younger but tapping healthcare as frequently'. Print Edition | Subscribe