International Journal of Medicine and Public Health,2016,6,1,26-30.
Introduction: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death globally; almost two-thirds of all deaths are due to NCDs. The International Diabetes Federation noted that India’s prevalence of diabetes among 20–79-year-old is 9.09%. India has 65 million of diabetes cases which will rise to 109 million by 2035, only second to China which has 98 million diabetics that will increase to about 142.7 million by 2035. Today’s investment in rupees on NCDs will save our millions lives and rupees in future attributed to NCDs. Ministry of health and family welfare survey of 2012–2013 districts levels survey-4 involved the variables of NCD’s risk factors. Materials and Methods: The present study analyzed the available data of NCD’s risk factors (17 states available data and district wise data of Maharashtra), particularly blood sugar and hypertension for these states, which were available on the websites of ministry. Results: Prevalence of “risk factors” of NCDs, particularly “raised blood sugar (hyperglycemia)” and “raised blood pressure (hypertension)” found more in North Indian people followed by South Indian and North-East people. In case of focused state of Maharashtra, percentages of people affected with hyperglycemia found in rest of Maharashtra (ROM) followed by Marathwada whereas raised hypertension were found more in ROM followed by Vidarbha region indicating future mortality and morbidity associated with NCDs. Conclusion: “Strong and separate health education program” is needed at central level for the intervention and prevention of “risk of future NCD’s risk factors” to tackle the upcoming burden and cost associated with NCDs.