According to a survey which happened recently, it was witnessed that people in India who are living in rural areas are healthier than those living in urban or city areas.
In the period of the survey which was around fifteen days, approximately twelve percent of the people living in the urban areas reported ailments. A rise of two percent was witnessed as compared to the survey which happened in 2004. On the other hand in the rural areas only nine percent people reported some ailments.
Through the survey, it was also seen that a percentage as high as eighty-six of the entire rural population is without health expenditure, and around eighty-two percent of the population living in the urban areas is also short of the health expenditure support.
The average expenditure on medicines, bandage and other similar things for treating an ailment is around five hundred and nine rupees in the rural area and the same health expenditure for treating an ailment is around six hundred and thirty-nine rupees in the urban areas.
The percentage of people who are treated in private hospitals is fifty-eight and sixty-eight in rural and urban area respectively.
As per the health survey, which was conducted by the statistics ministry, allopathy is one of the most commonly practised forms of treatment for people living in urban as well as rural areas. It was also noticed that private doctors are the primary source and options for various treatment all over the country.
If you take a look at the age wise break-up of those who are suffering from some ailment, this divide between the rural and urban area will look more pronounced and prominent.
This respective rural-urban divide is particularly significant in the forty-five to forty-nine age groups. The percentage of people who reported some ailments in the rural areas is only thirteen percent, and the respective was increased by eight percent when the survey reached urban areas.
A similar case was witnessed in the seventy plus category as around thirty-one percent of people in rural part of India was reported unwell, and the figure reached up to thirty-seven percent in the urban areas.
An epidemiological transition from communicable to non-communicable diseases across India is being driven by the change that is prevailing in the lifestyles of people. The above-mentioned data was reported by IndiaSpend and was centred on the urban part of India.
The indicators are dependent on the surveys between January and June 2016. The survey happened across four thousand five hundred and seventy-seven villages in the rural area and three thousand seven hundred and twenty blocks, which are distributed across all the states and union territories. The total number of households that were approached about the survey was around thirty-six thousand four hundred and eighty and twenty-nine thousand four hundred and fifty-two in rural and urban parts of India respectively.
As per the survey, it was also noticed that Malayalees are very often sick than people living in other parts of the country. Kerela reported the highest deviation for urban as well as rural areas at thirty-one percent, in comparison to the all India ailment average of twelve and nine percent respectively.
The survey also revealed that around seventy-five percent of the total population in the urban area is dependent on their respective salaries for health expenditures, but when the survey was done in the rural areas, only sixty-eight percent of the total population living in rural areas could do the same. To meet the health and hospital expense around twenty-five percent people in rural areas were bound to borrow money for the treatment.