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Nearly 12% of Indians above 50 have diabetes, finds new survey
eMediNexus,  13 October 2019
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NEW DELHI: Prevalence of diabetes in India has been recorded at 11.8% in the last four years with almost same percentage of men and women suffering from the disease which is often called a silent killer, shows the latest National Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy Survey report for 2015-19.

The findings also show prevalence of known diabetes cases was 8% and new diabetes cases at 3.8%. Highest prevalence of diabetes (13.2%) was observed in the 70-79 years’ age group… (ET Healthworld – TNN, October 11, 2019)

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