Sex ratio improved, birth & death rates lowered: MoS Health Ashwini Choubey

New Delhi: The Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, stated in a written reply in Rajya Sabha yesterday that the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence compiles a National Health Profile based on the information received from various Ministries & Departments. The information regarding birth, death, sex rates etc. are based on the data given by the O/o Registrar General of India. As per the Census conducted by Registrar General of India, the trend in sex ratio has improved to 943 in 2011 from 926 in 1991.

As per the National Health Profile, India has declining birth rate (from 20.8 in 2015 to 20.2 in 2017) and death rate (from 6.5 in 2015 to 6.3 in 2017) over the last three years, based on the latest SRS Bulletin published by Registrar General of India.

The disease burden is based on ICMR India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative study report ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States‘ published in November 2017, the estimated proportion of all deaths due to NCDs is 61.8% in 2016 which was 37.9% in 1990. Among the different age groups, the proportion of deaths due to NCDs in 40-69 years is 73.2%.

Yes, as per the National Health Profile, both birth rate (from 20.8 in 2015 to 20.2 in 2017) and death rate (from 6.5 in 2015 to 6.3 in 2017) have consistently decreased over the years, based on the latest SRS Bulletin published by Registrar General of India.

Yes, as per information published in NHP based on Data from SRS Bulletin published by Registrar General of India, there exists a gap in both birth and death rates among States & UTs. In 2017, birth rate in Andaman & Nicobar Island was 11.4, and in Goa was 12.5, whereas it was 26.4 in Bihar and 25.9 in Uttar Pradesh. Similarly in 2017 the death rate in Delhi was 3.7, in Mizoram was 4, whereas it was 7.5 in Chhattisgarh and 7.3 in Puducherry.

The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.


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