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Health in India report released

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  • September 28, 2020
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Health in India report released

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health

In news

  • ‘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.

Key takeaways 

  • 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 

Do you know?

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.

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