New Delhi: India is the first country globally to adopt the NCD Global Monitoring Framework and Action Plan to its National Context. The Framework includes a set of nine voluntary targets and 25 indicators which can be applied across regional and country settings. The framework elements include halting the rise in obesity and diabetes prevalence, reduction in alcohol use and promotion of physical activity.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, through the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, has conducted National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4) 2015-16. As per the Survey, in the age group of 15-49 years, 8.0 percent of men and 5.8 percent of women in India have high random blood sugar levels and 13.6 percent men and 8.8 percent women are hypertensive.