NEW DELHI, March 25:
A study indicated that heart disease contributed to over 28% of the total number of deaths in India 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 Burden 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 2017 Global Burden of Disease Study – was published in Lancet 2020 by the 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. (PTI)