Heart disease, pneumonia and asthma together claim most lives RGCCI Report 2020

New Delhi: According to a report prepared by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India (RGCCI).

Covid-19, which hit the country in 2020, claimed almost 9% of deaths, according to the “Report on Medical Certification of Cause of Death 2020”. The number of lives claimed was 1,60,618.

According to the RGCCI report, diseases of the circulatory system claimed 32.1% of lives, while diseases of the respiratory system claimed 10% of lives, news agency PTI reported.

People who died from pulmonary circulation and other forms of heart disease and ischemic heart control were categorized as deaths due to “diseases of the respiratory system”.

Deaths from pneumonia, asthma and related diseases were referred to as deaths from “diseases of the respiratory system”.

The third leading group constituted 8.9% of the total medically certified deaths. It has been categorized as ‘Covid-19 Special Purpose Codes’.

The fourth cause of death was certain infectious and parasitic diseases, including sepsis and tuberculosis. These diseases claimed 7.1% of lives in 2020 in India.

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases were the fifth leading cause of death. They were responsible for 5.8% of the total medically certified deaths. One of the main causes in this category is diabetes.

Injuries, poisonings and some other consequences of external causes such as fractures, drug and biological poisonings together accounted for the sixth leading cause of death in the country, accounting for 5.6% of the total number of deaths.

Neoplasm or cancer was the seventh leading cause of death. It accounted for 4.7% of total medically certified deaths in 2020.

Males accounted for 64% of total medically certified deaths, while females accounted for 36% of total deaths.

As many as 5,17,678 deaths have been reported for people aged 70 and over. These accounted for 28.6% of the total medically certified deaths. The highest number of deaths have been reported among people aged 70 and over.

The leading cause of death among people aged 45 and over was diseases of the circulatory system, including heart disease.

Among infants, which are children under the age of one year, 5.7% of the total medically certified deaths were reported.

About 71.7% of all infant deaths are believed to have been caused by certain conditions that emerged during the perinatal period.

Diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 18% of deaths in the 15-24 age group. Therefore, the greatest number of deaths among people belonging to this age group were caused by diseases of the circulatory system.

Next come injuries, poisonings and certain other consequences of external causes, which account for 15.7% of deaths. This implies that the age group is particularly vulnerable to “injuries and deaths related to poisoning”, according to the RGCCI report.

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