Tuesday, November 27, 2012

About Seven Million Persons are having Asthma in India


One Large Scale Annual Health Survey has been conducted in the year 2010-11 for nine States namely, Bihar, Odisha, 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 Asthma in these States have been given per one lakh (one tenth of a million) persons. 
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States
Asthma/Chronic Respiratory Disease
Population (2011)
Estimate of Persons Diagnosed for Asthma (2011)
Chhattisgarh
441
25540196
112693
Madhya Pradesh
372
72597565
270045
Uttar Pradesh
565
199581477
1128344
Uttarakhand
550
10116752
55676
Odisha
535
41947358
224526
Rajasthan
300
68621012
205869
Bihar
914
103804637
948767
Jharkhund
232
32966238
76347
Assam
594
31169272
185259
Total of Nine States
547
586344507
3207528

Using population provisional estimates from Census 2011, the number of people diagnosed for Asthma in these nine states has been estimated as about 3.2 millions for the year 2011.  This is the minimal (lower bound) of the effected persons by Asthma in these states of India.  On working backwards, one can say that Asthma prevalence in these states is about 0.55% on the average.    Minimum number of persons having Asthma in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh states were 2.35 million and it is over 73% of the total Asthmatic 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 7 millions.

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