Women in Kerala live 10 years longer than women in Uttar Pradesh

The first comprehensive analysis of the health of India’s 1.34 billion citizens has been published on November 14 in The Lancet. The study estimates the key drivers of ill health, disability, and premature death in all 29 States. It has analysed 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factor trends for each State between 1990 … Continue reading Women in Kerala live 10 years longer than women in Uttar Pradesh

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Women live four years longer than men in India

People in India live significantly longer now compared with 1990. Life expectancy increased by 6.9 years for men and 10.3 years for women between 1990 and 2013, notes a study published in the British medical journal The Lancet . In 1990, the figures were 57.25 for men and 59.19 for women. This rose to 64.16 … Continue reading Women live four years longer than men in India

Disability burden highest in diabetics

Across the world, India included, even as longevity has increased during the period 1990 to 2013, the number of years both men and women live with disease and disability has shot up. The major causes of disability in men and women in India are depression, anaemia, low back pain, migraine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, age-related … Continue reading Disability burden highest in diabetics

Increase in life expectancy more in women in India

A Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 published today (December 18) in the journal The Lancet points out that in the case of India, the life expectancy at birth during the period 1990 to 2013 had increased for both men and women. In the case of men, the increase in life expectancy was from 57.3 … Continue reading Increase in life expectancy more in women in India