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Indore Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factor & Environment Survey


In 2018 the USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project completed a Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Risk Factor & Environment Survey in Indore, India. The survey provides data ranging from the individual to household level, on a wide variety of health behaviors such as tobacco and alcohol use, dietary practices, and physical activity, among others. Crucially, these data are disaggregated by factors such as wealth, gender and household type, which can be used to identify at-risk communities. Results indicate that inequalities by wealth and gender appear to shape health outcomes for many communities in Indore. Highlights from the Indore NCD Risk Factor & Environment Survey Fact Sheet include:

  • One in three men used any tobacco products; this figure is six times lower among women.
  • One in 10 men drank in the last 30 days; this figure is less than 1 percent in women.
  • Nearly 90 percent of both men and women fell short of their daily five servings of fruits and vegetables.
  • Approximately one-fifth of men and women always or often added salt or salt products to their meals.
  • The vast majority of Indore residents failed to meet their daily vigorous activity requirements.

This survey was co-funded by BHC and Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) and conducted in partnership with All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi (AIIMS). JSI/Building Healthy Cities Project. 2018.

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