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Non-Communicable Diseases

Chronic non-communicable diseases are assuming increasing importance among the adult population in both developed and developing countries. The prevalence of non-communicable disease is showing an upward trend in most countries and India is not an exception. For one reason, life expectancy is increasing in India and greater number of people is living to older ages and at greater risk to chronic diseases like diabetes mellitus. For another, the life-styles and behavioral patterns of people are changing rapidly, these being favorable to onset of non-communicable diseases. The impact of chronic diseases on the lives of people is serious when measured in terms of mortality, morbidity, disablement, economic loss of country