According to World Health Organisation, an Indian, today has over twice the odds of dying of a non-communicable disease than a communicable disease. Our study conducted jointly with ASSOCHAM – IMRB aims to achieve the following objectives:
A. To measure the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in India
B. To understand the correlation of these NCDs to factors such as lifestyle including exercise, food habits, fuel used for cooking, impact of air and water pollution including ground water, consumption of alcohol, tobacco (smokeless and smoking) etc.
For the purpose of this study, a primary survey will be conducted with a sample of around 40,000 households and 700 primary sampling units (PSUs) to measure among households, the incidence of Non-communicable diseases (NCD), respiratory, cardio vascular (coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension), diabetes and major metabolic risks like obesity and raised blood pressure and correlation of these NCDs to factors such as lifestyle including exercise, food habits, fuel used for cooking, impact of air and water pollution including ground water, consumption of alcohol, tobacco, etc.
Corruption afflicts all countries, undermining social progress and breeding inequality and injustice. When desperately needed development funds are stolen by corrupt individuals and institutions, poor and vulnerable people are robbed of education, healthcare and other essential services
UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon