With India having more diabetics than any other country in the world, diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India. The National Health Profile 2015, released by Health Minister J.P. Nadda suggested that over a quarter of India's diabetics are in the state of Gujarat which has the highest number at 161,578.
The data also revealed that as of March 2015, Rajasthan has 67,738 cases, Punjab 32,100, West Bengal 11,908 and Jharkhand 17,240.
AdvertisementGujarat also has the highest burden of hypertension with 159,150 cases reported as on March 2015 out of a total number of 715, 382, working out to about 22%. Maharashtra had 96,278 hypertension cases, while Punjab had 38,273 and Rajasthan 61,792 cases.
However, figures from these two diseases were not available for many states including Delhi and Manipur.
Lately, India has also shown an increase in the number of cases of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI).
The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence report revealed that nearly 3,000 people have died due to ARI in 2014. The data showed that 34,814,636 cases of ARI were reported in 2014, out of which 16,790,438 were females while the total number of deaths were 2,932.
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