Neurological Disorders Contribute 10% Of The Total Disease B
The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative published a study in The Lancet Global Health, which is the first comprehensive estimate of disease burden due to neurological disorders and their trends in states of India from 1990. These neurological disorders include non-communicable neurological, communicable neurological disorders and injury-related neurological disorders.

The state-specific findings described in this scientific paper highlights the extent of the effort needed in each state to reduce the burden of neurological disorders through state-specific health system responses aimed at increasing awareness, early identification, cost-effective treatment, and rehabilitation.

Commenting on the study,Prof Vinod K Paul, Member of NITI Aayog said, “Several government policies and initiatives are in place to address the burden of neurological disorders across India, however more focused efforts are required for the planning of specific neurology services in each state. There is a need to address the shortage of trained neurology workforce and strengthen early detection and cost-effective management of neurological disorders in the country to deal with their growing burden.”

While communicable diseases contributed to most of the total neurological disorders burden in children younger than five years, non-communicable neurological disorders were the highest contributor in all other age groups.

Prof Balram Bhargava, Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and Director General, ICMR said “Neurological disorders contribute 10 percent of the total disease burden in India. There is a growing burden of non-communicable neurological disorders in the country, which is mainly attributable to the ageing of the population. The findings presented in this research paper are useful for health-care planning at the state level to reduce the neurological disorders burden.”

Stroke, headache disorders, and epilepsy are the leading contributors to neurological disorders burden in India. Among the known risk factors for neurological disorders, burden, high blood pressure, air pollution, dietary risks, high fasting plasma glucose, and high body-mass index are the leading contributors.

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https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(21)00164-9/fulltext
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