India’s Life expectancy increased by 10 years – Lancet Medical Journal

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India’s Life expectancy increased by 10 years - Lancet Medical Journal
India’s Life expectancy increased by 10 years - Lancet Medical Journal

India’s Life expectancy increased by 10 years – Lancet Medical Journal. The Lancet medical journal which is the world’s oldest and best-known general medical journals has published a new study in which it said that India has gained over a decade of life expectancy since 1990. According to the study, life expectancy in India has increased from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019.

Key Findings:

  • According to the survey, Life expectancy in India has increased from 59.6 years in 1990 to 70.8 years in 2019.
  • In Kerala, life expectancy increased to 77.3 years while on the in Uttar Pradesh it was reported as 66.9 years.
  • The research also found that in 2019 the top five risk factors that caused deaths in India were air pollution, high blood pressure, tobacco use, poor diet and high blood sugar.
  • Lancet highlighted the 286 causes of fatalities and 369 diseases in 200 countries.
  • As per the study, child and maternal malnutrition is still the main risk factor for illness and death in India.

Important:

  • Editor: Richard Horton
  • History: 1823–present

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