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Deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases in India in 2016 was 61.8 pc: Govt

Deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases in India in 2016 was 61.8 pc: Govt

New Delhi, Jul 2(UNI) The contribution of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to total death in the country was 61.8 per cent in 2016, as compared to 37.9 per cent in 1990, claims an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report titled “India: Health of the Nation’s States”, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
'In Kerala, Goa and Tamil Nadu, due to epidemiological transition, fewer deaths are recorded for Communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional diseases, thereby raising share of NCDs in total deaths,' said Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply, here.
Risk factors for NCDs inter alia include ageing, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and overweight.

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