Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Over Eleven Million Persons are suffering from Arthritis 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 Arthritis in these States have been given per one lakh (one tenth of a million) persons. 
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States
Arthritis
Population (2011)
Estimate of Persons Diagnosed for Arthritis (2011)
Chhattisgarh
603
25540196
153961
Madhya Pradesh
674
72597565
489064
Uttar Pradesh
996
199581477
1988609
Uttarakhand
1358
10116752
137417
Odisha
258
41947358
108390
Rajasthan
287
68621012
197246
Bihar
1529
103804637
1586745
Jharkhund
754
32966238
248511
Assam
1348
31169272
420112
Total of Nine States
909
586344507
5330054

Using population provisional estimates from Census 2011, the number of people diagnosed for Arthritis in these nine states has been estimated as about 5.3 millions for the year 2011.  This is the minimal (lower bound) of the effected persons by Arthritis in these nine states of India.  On working backwards, one can say that Arthritis prevalence in these states is about 0.91% on the average.    Minimum number of persons having Arthritis in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh states were over 4 million and it is over 76% of the total people who are suffering from Arthritis in 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 over 11 millions.

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