MoSPI released ‘Health in India’ report

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the report of a survey titled ‘Health in India’, whose main objective was to gather basic quantitative information on India’s health sector.

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Around 7.5 % of Indians reported that they were suffering from ailments.

While in rural India only 6.8 % said that they were suffering from an ailment, this number in urban India was 9.1 %.

The Zoroastrian community remains the most susceptible to ailments. Results from the National Sample Survey (NSS)’s 75th Round released in July show that 31.1 % of Zoroastrians reported that they were suffering from an ailment at the time the survey was conducted.

This number for other communities is: Jains, 11.2 %; Sikhs 11 %; Christians 10.5 %; Muslims 8.1 %; Buddhists 8 %; and Hindus 7.2 %.

The survey shows that women remain more susceptible to suffering from ailments than men.

In rural India 6.1 % of males said that they were suffering from ailments, while 7.6 % of rural women

While 8.2 % of urban males said that they were sick, 10 % urban females said the same.

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