India's Life Expectancy Went Up By Over A Decade: A study

Fri Oct 16 2020 19:25:43 GMT+0530 (IST)

During the tough times of fighting with novel Coronavirus, India has something to cheer about. For three decades, the life expectancy of Indians has improved significantly, a survey said.

A study published in a general medical journal the Lancet journal has found out that the life expectancy of Indians has gone up by more than a decade. However, life expectancy varies between the states.

The life expectancy in God's own country Kerala has risen to 77.3 years, while the life expectancy in Uttar Pradesh has increased to 66.9 years.

The researchers have studied more than 286 causes of deaths and as many as 369 diseases across over 200 nations globally to compile the study on life expectancy.

According to the study, the life expectancy of Indians stood at 59.6 years in 1990 and 70.8 years in 2019. Which even went up with variations in different states in the country.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), diabetes, stroke, ischaemic heart disease, which fall under the non-communicable diseases are the largest contributors to fatalities in India, the study stated.