The Di­a­betes Epi­demic

In just over a quar­ter cen­tury, the in­ci­dence of di­a­betes in the coun­try has in­creased by al­most 200 per cent

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65 MIL­LION

Di­a­betes cases in In­dia in 2016, com­pared with 26 mil­lion in 1990

39 PER CENT

Jump in preva­lence rate of di­a­betes in adults above age 20 be­tween 1990 and 2016

131 PER CENT

rise in death rate due to di­a­betes in In­dia from 1990 to 2016

35th

lead­ing cause of death in 1990, is 13th now

80 PER CENT

rise in Dis­abil­ity-Ad­justed Life Years (DALY) in 1990-2016, the high­est among non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases (NCDs)

One DALY is equal to 1 year of healthy life lost mea­sured per 100,000 pop­u­la­tion

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