Over 20 % of Indians suffer from chronic diseases: report3 min read . Updated: 04 Oct 2016, 09:49 PM IST
According to WHO, sixteen million deaths due to non-communicable diseases occur before the age of 70
New Delhi: Over 20% of the country’s population suffers from at least one of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are estimated to cost India $6.2 trillion during the period 2012-2030, according to a report released on Tuesday. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), non-communicable diseases or chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart ailments, respiratory diseases and diabetes, kill 38 million people globally every year.
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