Diabetes and Hypertension Among Indian Women

Dhakad, M. (2024). Diabetes and Hypertension Among Indian Women. In: Atlas of Gender and Health Inequalities in India. Eds. Guilmoto, C.Z., pp. 41-51 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-031-47847-5 10.1007/978-3-031-47847-5_4.

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This chapter examines the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in different regions of India. The prevalence of hypertension is higher among males (16.2%) than females (10.7%). Some states and Union Territories have a higher prevalence, with Sikkim having the highest proportion of hypertension. Diabetes is less common, affecting 9.0% of men and 7.2% of women nationally, with higher rates in certain states.

Corresponding maps illustrate the wide variations observed in the prevalence of both diseases across Indian districts. Overall, geographic patterns and sociodemographic characteristics play a distinct role in the prevalence of these diseases. In conclusion, the study emphasizes the need for research on risk factors and understanding socioeconomic, environmental, and genetic factors contributing to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases in India.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demographic Transformation; Socio-Economic Development; India; Health; Diabetes
Research Programs: Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Multidimensional Demographic Modeling (MDM)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2024 12:48
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 12:48
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/19380

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