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Lancet published Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study

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    17th Oct, 2020

  • In India, air pollution and high blood pressure among top 5 risk factors for deaths in 2019: Lancet
    • Top five risk factors for death in India: 
      • Air pollution (contributing to an estimated 1.67 million deaths),
      • high blood pressure (1.47 million),
      • tobacco use (1.23 million),
      • poor diet (1.18 million), and
      • High blood sugar (1.12 million).
      • Total Disease Burden:58% of the total disease burden is due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) — up from 29% in 199.
  • The leading non-communicable cause of death in India in 2019 was ischemic heart disease with 1.52 million deaths, followed by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke and diabetes.
  • leading risk factor for total health loss in India: child and maternal malnutrition while the second leading risk factor was air pollution.
  • Life Expectancy: 70.8 years in 2019 — ranging from 77.3 years in Kerala to 66.9 years in UP.

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