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Non-Communicable Neurological Disorders Doubled In India In Last Two Decades

Ageing of the population is one of the main contributors to the rise in burden of non-communicable neurological disorders within the country, a Lancet report highlights.

Non-Communicable Neurological Disorders Doubled In India In Last Two Decades
Non-communicable neurological diseases doubled in India from 1990-2019 | Image for representation | PTI
Non-Communicable Neurological Disorders Doubled In India In Last Two Decades
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2021-07-14T20:49:34+05:30

Neurological disorders

Percentage of total neurological disorders disease burden (DALYs)

Non-communicable disorders

82.8

Stroke

37.9

Headache disorders

17.5

Migraine

16.0

Tension-type headache

1.6

Epilepsy

11.3

Idiopathic epilepsy

6.4

Secondary epilepsy

5.0

Cerebral palsy

5.7

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

4.6

Brain and central nervous system cancer

2.2

Parkinson's disease

1.8

Multiple sclerosis

0.2

Motor neuron disease

0.1

Other neurological disorders

1.3

Communicable disorders

11.2

Encephalitis

5.3

Meningitis

4.8

Tetanus

1.1

Injuries

6.0

Traumatic brain injuries

4.1

Spinal cord injuries

1.9

DALYs are disability-adjusted life-years. This is a comprehensive measure of disease burden that is calculated by adding years of life lost due to premature deaths and years lived with disability weighted for the severity of disability for each neurological disorder.

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