Social and Economic Implications of Noncommunicable diseases in India

  title={Social and Economic Implications of Noncommunicable diseases in India},
  author={J. S. Thakur and Shankar Prinja and Charu C. Garg and Shanthi Mendis and Nata Menabde},
  booktitle={Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine},
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have become a major public health problem in India accounting for 62% of the total burden of foregone DALYs and 53% of total deaths. In this paper, we review the social and economic impact of NCDs in India. We outline this impact at household, health system and the macroeconomic level. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) figure at the top among the leading ten causes of adult (25-69 years) deaths in India. The effects of NCDs are inequitable with evidence of reversal… CONTINUE READING
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