Monday, November 19, 2012

About Eight Million Persons are Hypertensive in India


One Large Scale Annual Health Survey has been conducted in the year 2010-11 for nine States namely, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and Assam.  Fact Sheets for the same were released shortly.  Here below the prevalence of Chronic Disease Hypertension in these States have been given per one lakh (one tenth of a million) persons. 
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States
Hypertension
Population (2011)
Estimate of Persons Diagnosed for Hypertension (2011)
Chhattisgarh
574
25540196
146601
Madhya Pradesh
687
72597565
498745
Uttar Pradesh
498
199581477
993916
Uttarakhand
1005
10116752
101673
Odisha
1185
41947358
497076
Rajasthan
277
68621012
190080
Bihar
699
103804637
725594
Jharkhund
486
32966238
160216
Assam
1738
31169272
541722
Total of Nine States
658
586344507
3855624

Using population provisional estimates from Census 2011, the number of people diagnosed for Hypertension in these nine states has been estimated as about 4 millions for the year 2011.  This is the minimal (lower bound) of the effected persons by Hypertension in these states of India.  On working backwards, one can say that Hypertension prevalence in these states is about 0.66% on the average.    Minimum number of persons having Hypertension in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam states cross 2.26 million and it is about 59% of the total hypertensive people of these nine states.
If one assumes the average prevalence rate of these nine states as the prevalence rate in India, the minimum number of persons effected by this disease in India would be about 8 millions. 

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