(The Gist of PIB) Union Health Minister releases Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1 Report
(THE GIST OF PIB) Union Health Minister releases Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1 Report
Union Health Minister releases Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1 Report
- Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) is a full-scale national survey of scientific investigation of the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population ageing in India.
- Growing at around 3% annually, number of elderly people (aged 60 years or above) will rise to 319 million in 2050 from 103 million in the 2011 census.
- About one in two elderly suffers from some chronic disease. 27% elderly have multi-morbidities, around 40% have a disability and 20% have issues related to mental health.
- People above 45 years in India have an average per capita income of Rs. 44,901, a third of them suffer from hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
- 78% of elderly are neither receiving pension not expected to receive one.
Findings of the report will assist in:
- Framing national and state level programmes and policies for elderly population.
- Addressing aims of Decade of Healthy Ageing (endorsed by World Health Assembly).
- It brings together governments, civil society, international agencies, private sector etc for ten years of collaborative action to improve lives of older people, their families, and communities in which they live.