World Population Day 2017: Our Population Today And Other Facts!
India is the diabetes capital of the world- no, really! Read on to find out other surprising health facts about the Indian population this World Population Day.
In 2009, almost 2.9 million Indians were living with HIV/AIDS, with 39% of those infected being women.
- The theme is "Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations"
- India is the diabetes capital of the world!
- In 2011, India developed a 'totally drug-resistant' form of tuberculosis.
In light of this event, we bring to you our list of the top 10 facts about our population today:
- The theme for this year's world population day is "Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations".
- This is quite fitting, as 1/3 of the population growth in the world is due to unwanted or accidental pregnancies. This is primarily because of lack of healthcare, education, or family planning resources.
- India is currently ranking 2nd in the world population, but it is estimated that by 2025, India will surpass China.
- More than 90% of the world's population is living in areas where the air quality is below the WHO standards. Delhi/NCR is believed to have the worst air quality in India.
- In 2005, almost 60% of Indian children below the age of three were found to be malnourished.
- India is the diabetes capital of the world- no, really! Almost 50 million people in our country suffer from type 2 diabetes.
- 7.5% of Indians suffer from a mental disorder. Unfortunately, mental illness is a topic that is not brought up in Indian homes very often, and it is still stigmatized in urban areas.
- The Pulse Polio program, started in 1995 by the Indian government, finally attained its objective in 2012, when India was polio-free for the first time in history.
- In 2009, almost 2.9 million Indians were living with HIV/AIDS, with 39% of those infected being women.
- In 2011, India developed a 'totally drug-resistant' form of tuberculosis, which is almost impossible to treat.
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