‘Substantial chance’ married or university-educated men outlive women without spouse or high school diploma
15 November 2022 is predicted to be the day that the global population reaches eight billion. The projection is revealed in the UN’s World Population Prospects 2022 report, which also shows that India is on course to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023.
People living in south Asia could lose about five years of their lives on average unless air quality improves to WHO-prescribed levels, according to a new assessment.
Over half a billion people from Punjab to West Bengal are on track to lose 7.6 years of life expectancy on average.
Malnutrition in the tribal population is 1.5 times higher than the national average
Review part of WHO’s ‘Health Systems in Transition (HiT)' profiles, which are country-based reports of health systems. Low public health spend among other issues raised.
Paying attention to life expectancy disparities in India shows that inequality in health outcomes is relevant even today.
There needs to be data that links social groups to different behaviours and risk factors to mortality, says Sangita Vyas
The disparities are not due to wealth alone, since economic status explains less than half the life-expectancy gap, which between higher-caste Hindus and Adivasis and Dalits is comparable to the Black–White gap in the US.
Air pollution is likely to reduce the life expectancy of about 40% of Indians by more than nine years, according to a report released by a U.S. research group on Wednesday.