INDIA

  • – over 2 million registered cancer patients
  • – has the highest number of heart patients
  • – is estimated to have 1 out 5 as overweight
  • – 100 million suffer from high blood pressure
  • – is known as the diabetic capital of the world
  • – 7 out of every 10 Indians are vitamin deficient
  • – vitamin B deficiency as high as 70-100 per cent
  • – Over 80 % do not consume the required proteins
  • – vitamin D deficiency is between 55 to 90 per cent
  • – as many as 70 million suffer from type – 2 diabetes
  • – vitamin C deficiency was 73 % for those above 60 years
  • – infant mortality in some states is as high as 60 per thousand
  • – is the third country with the most number of cancer patients
  • – the 2nd highest obese population with 155 million & increasing
  • – of 325 districts, 263 districts reported severe deficiency in iodine
  • – prevalence of anaemia is 53 % among women and 23 % among men
  • – 25 million suffer from cardiovascular diseases – 60% of the global figure
  • – heart disease kills most number followed by chronic respiratory disease
  • – projected data for 2037 states that number of diabetic patients would rise to 120 million
  • – other chronic diseases are long-term illnesses like Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Renal Failure, etc.
  • – a 2017 report stated 18-20% of all women in India suffer from PCOS, aged 15 years to 44 years
  • – research proves that 90% of the population is at risk of coronary artery disease, mostly women
  • – is at high risk from liver, kidney, cancers, pressure, cholestrol, vitamin deficiency & lifestyle diseases
  • – the 3rd largest population of female cancer patients & expected to be around 190-260 breast cancer patients per 1,00,000 women by 2025
  • – cases of prostate cancer arose from 0.14% in 2008 to 8.6% in 2016 & projections for 2030 are that prostate cancer could include up to 1.7 million new cases, leading to 4,99,000 deaths.

– compiled by Elizabeth

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