25 pc of people above 30 years suffer from lifestyle diseases in Kerala 


Ranjith Chathoth 

According to government estimates, there are 1.69 crore people aged 30 years and above in the state. Of which, 26 per cent people are diagnosed or treated for diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Kannur: Around 25 per cent of people over 30 years of age are suffering from lifestyle diseases in the state. According to a report by the state health department, one in every five persons is prone to lifestyle diseases in Kerala.

According to official data, there are 1.69 crore people aged 30 years and above in the state. Of these, 26 per cent of people are diagnosed with or treated for diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

The data was collected through the Kerala government’s ‘Shaili App’, an android application that aims to diagnose and control lifestyle diseases in the state.

Survey data

Lifestyle DiseaseNo of People suffering
High blood pressure4,96,395 (10.73%)
Diabetes4,00,837 (8.66%)
High blood pressure and diabetes1,71,066 (3.7%)
Risk factor group8,68,785 (18.78%)
Alcohol / Smoking addicts7,64,655 (17%)
Tuberculosis screenings38,667 (0.8%)
Other lung diseases1,44,560 (3.1%)

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