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National Non-Communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS)

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  • January 26, 2021
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National Non-Communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – Health

In news 

  • Union Health Minister released the ‘National Non-communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS)’, the largest comprehensive national Survey on risk factors and health systems preparedness of NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE (NCDs).

Key takeaways 

  • While two in five adults have three or more risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCD) in India, the status of health system in responding to the disease burden is also underscored.
  • Overweight or obese: More than 1 in every 4 adults and 6.2% adolescents  
  • Raised blood pressure: Almost 3 out of 10 adults 
  • Raised blood glucose: 9.3%.
  • Insufficient physical activity: More than 2 in 5 adults and 1 in 4 adolescents 
  • One in every three adults and more than one-fourth proportion of men used any form of tobacco and consumed alcohol in past 12 months respectively.

Do you know? 

  • Conducted during the period of 2017–18, the purpose of the survey was to collect reliable baseline data on key indicators (risk factors, select NCDs and health systems response) related to the National NCD monitoring framework and NCD Action Plan.
  • This is the first of its kind of a comprehensive survey on NCDs using standardised tools and methods, covering the age groups of 15-69 years, males and females residing in urban and rural areas of the country.

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