Health in India report released
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health
- ‘Health in India’ report was recently released.
- Released by: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
- Objective: To gather basic quantitative information on India’s health sector.
- Around 7.5% of Indians reported that they were suffering from ailments.
- Rural India: 6.8%
- Urban India: 9.1%.
Religion based classification
- Zoroastrian community: Most susceptible to ailments. (31.1%)
- Jains: 11.2%
- Sikhs: 11%;
- Christians: 10.5%
- Muslims: 8.1%
- Buddhists: 8%
- Hindus: 7.2%
Sex based classification
- Women remain more susceptible to suffering from ailments than men.
- Rural India: 6.1% of males and 7.6% of women
- Urban India: 8.2% of males and 10% of females
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Definition of ‘ailment’ by the survey
- The survey defines ailment as any deviation from a person’s state of physical and mental well-being. The ‘Proportion of Persons who Responded as Ailing’ (PPRA) in a 15-day period when they were approached by the surveyors, were registered as those suffering from ailments.