In the act of balancing work and home simultaneously, three out of four working women in India suffer from lifestyle, chronic or acute ailments, says an Assocham survey.
The survey revealed that 78 per cent working women had health problems. It said that 42 per cent of working women suffer from lifestyle diseases such as backache, obesity, depression, diabetes, hyper-tension and heart ailments. While 22 per cent of women who were surveyed had chronic diseases and 14 per cent complained of acute ailments.
The survey, released ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, analysed data of 2,800 working women in the age group of 32-58 years from 120 companies across 11 sectors. The survey was taken up 10 cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune.
"Working women have to double up as valued employees at their work place and home-makers after office hours. This takes a toll on their health," Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat said.