Key Facts of NCDs

  1. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 38 million people each year.
  2. Almost three quarters of NCD deaths - 28 million - occur in low- and middle-income countries.
  3. Sixteen million NCD deaths occur before the age of 70; 82% of these "premature" deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries.
  4. Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.5 million people annually, followed by cancers (8.2 million), respiratory diseases (4 million), and diabetes (1.5 million).
  5. These 4 groups of diseases account for 82% of all NCD deaths.
  6. Tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets all increase the risk of dying from an NCD
  7. Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) - Account for over 60% of total deaths in the country.
  8. One-third of deaths occur before the age of 60,
  9. The probability of dying between ages 30 and 70, from four major NCDs like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes for both sexes is as high as 26%.
  10. According to WHO World Health Statistics 2012, 39 million Indians are pushed into poverty due to diagnostic and treatment costs every year.

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*Infographs shared from PFCD India website (

** Facts shared from PFCD India ( and WHO