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Breast Cancer in India

One person in India dies from cancer every 50 seconds. Hundreds of thousands more face surgery and years of treatment—driving a quarter of their households into poverty and making cancer the disease most likely to impoverish, according to the World Bank.
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The State of Healthcare in India

The state of Indian healthcare is explained by Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya in an interview to Businessindia magazine 5 Mar 2012.

“Indians are three times more prone to heart diseases than Europeans. Heart attack is the No.1 killer here.…

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HIV/AIDS Statewise statistics India 2010

As per the HIV Estimations 2010, India is estimated to have 23.9 lakh people infected with HIV in 2009 at an estimated adult HIV  prevalence of    0.31%. Adult HIV prevalence among men is 0.36%, while among women, it is 0.25%.

India and Statewise HIV Statistics 2010

State Estimated Adult HIV Prevalence
Male (%) Female (%)
Andaman & NicobarIslands 0.29 0.15
Andhra Pradesh 1.07 0.73
Arunachal Pradesh 0.2 0.12
Assam 0.1 0.06
Bihar 0.26 0.17
Chandigarh 0.46 0.29
Chhattisgarh 0.34 0.22
Dadra Nagar Haveli 0.17 0.12
Daman & Diu 0.18 0.13
Delhi 0.35 0.23
Goa 0.58 0.4
Gujarat 0.44 0.3
Haryana 0.17 0.07
Himachal Pradesh 0.23 0.16
Jammu & Kashmir 0.09 0.06
Jharkhand 0.16 0.1
Karnataka 0.75 0.51
Kerala 0.23 0.15
Madhya Pradesh 0.23 0.16
Maharashtra 0.64 0.45
Manipur 1.89 0.9
Meghalaya 0.1 0.07
Mizoram 0.97 0.64
Nagaland 0.94 0.61
Orissa 0.35 0.23
Puducherry 0.33 0.22
Punjab 0.37 0.26
Rajasthan 0.22 0.15
Sikkim 0.07 0.05
Tamil Nadu 0.39 0.27
Tripura 0.18 0.12
Uttar Pradesh 0.11 0.07
Uttarakhand 0.12 0.08
West Bengal 0.34 0.23
INDIA 0.36 0.25

Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=67292

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78,000 Mothers die every year in India

According to a recent report in Lancet medical journal, more than half of all maternal deaths in 2008 were reported from just six countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In India, every year about 78,000 women die during pregnancy, childbirth or within 42 days after delivery.

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Drug Addicts in India

“There are about 70 million drug users in the country,” goes the official line.  But that figure comes from the first and last national survey on drug abuse in India, carried out in 2000-01 and published in 2004. The most common drugs of abuse then were ganja, hashish, opium and heroin.

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Diabetes in India

India has the dubious distinction of being the diabetes capital of the world. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that the number of diabetic patients in India has more than doubled from 19 million in 1995 to over 41 million now. Up to 11 per cent of India’s urban population above the age of 15 has diabetes.

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Cancer Deaths in India

Cancer is the second biggest cause of death in India, growing at 11 per cent annually. There are 2.5 million cancer cases and four lakh deaths a  year in India. In 1991, six lakh new cancer cases were diagnosed; that figure has now risen to eight lakh.

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