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New Delhi: A study found that heart disease contributed to more than 28% of India’s total deaths in 2016, up from 15.2% in 1990, the Lok Sabha reported on Friday.

The government also told the lower house that non-communicable diseases were responsible for 63% of deaths in the country.

Union Minister of State for Health, Bharati Pawar, said the study – Changing Patterns of Cardiovascular Diseases and their Risk Factors in Indian States: The Global Burden of Diseases Study diseases 1990-2016 – was published in the Lancet Global Health 2018 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

She said that according to the study, heart disease contributed to 28.1% of the total number of deaths in India in 2016, up from 15.2% in 1990.

Pawar said another study – “Global, regional and national burden of chronic kidney disease, 1990-2017: a systematic review for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – was published in Lancet 2020 by ICMR .

According to this study, the age-standardized prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in India increased by 5.6% between 1990 and 2017, she said.

The minister also said that non-communicable diseases are responsible for 63% of all deaths in India.