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Heart disease, pneumonia, asthma account for 42% of total deaths in India in 2020

Heart disease, pneumonia, asthma account for 42% of total deaths in India in 2020; covid 9 percent

Heart disease, pneumonia, asthma account for 42% of total deaths in India in 2020
Heart disease, pneumonia, asthma account for 42% of total deaths in India in 2020



While diseases of the circulatory system claimed 32.1% of lives, respiratory diseases accounted for 10% of deaths.

Of the total 18,11,688 deaths recorded in the country in 2020, heart disease, pneumonia and asthma together accounted for the highest number of deaths – over 42 per cent.

However, the total number of deaths in the country stood at 81,15,882.

According to the 2020 Medical Evidence of Cause of Death report prepared by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, COVID-19, which affected the country in a single year, claimed nearly nine per cent of lives – 1, 60,618 people. ,


While diseases of the circulatory system claimed 32.1% of lives, respiratory diseases accounted for 10% of deaths.

Those who died from pulmonary circulatory and other types of heart defects and coronary heart disease were classified as those who died from "diseases of the circulatory system."
Deaths from pneumonia, asthma, and related illnesses were referred to as deaths from "diseases of the respiratory system".

The third major group, accounting for 8.9% of total medically confirmed deaths, was classified as "special purpose code: COVID-19".

Some infectious and parasitic diseases, which rank fourth among the causes of death, are mainly represented by septicemia and tuberculosis. In 2020, they claimed 7.1% of lives in India.

The fifth leading cause, endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, accounts for 5.8% of all clinically confirmed deaths. Diabetes and diabetes mellitus were the main causes of this category.
Injury, poisoning and some other result of external causes (fractures, poisoning with medicinal and biological substances) were the sixth leading cause of death in the country and accounted for 5.6% of total deaths.

Neoplasms (cancer) were the seventh leading cause, accounting for 4.7 percent of total clinically confirmed deaths.

Men and women accounted for 64 per cent and 36 per cent, respectively, of all medically confirmed deaths.

The highest number of deaths (5,17,678 or 28.6 percent of the total medically confirmed deaths) was recorded in the age group of 70 years and older.


Diseases of the circulatory system (heart defects) ranked first among the causes of death in the age group of 45 years and above.

A total of 5.7 percent of all clinically confirmed deaths were in infants (under 1 year of age).

About 71.7% of all infant deaths are attributed to some condition occurring during the perinatal period.

In the 15-24 age group, diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 18% of deaths – the highest, followed by injury, poisoning and some other consequence of external causes, which accounted for 15.7% of deaths, indicating that the age group is particularly Vulnerable to "injuries and poisoning-related deaths".

CONCLUSION :-

Heart disease, pneumonia, asthma account for 42% of total deaths in India in 2020; covid 9 percent While diseases of the circulatory system claimed 32.1% of lives, respiratory diseases accounted for 10% of deaths. Of the total 18,11,688 deaths recorded in the country in 2020, heart disease, pneumonia and asthma together accounted for the highest number of deaths – over 42 per cent. In the 15-24 age group, diseases of the circulatory system accounted for 18% of deaths – the highest, followed by injury, poisoning and some other consequence of external causes, which accounted for 15.7% of deaths, indicating that the age group is particularly Vulnerable to injuries and poisoning-related deaths.

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