(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.