About six percent of Indians are at higher risk of heart disease, most of whom are between the ages of 36 and 45, a survey by SBI General Insurance and online medical services platform Apollo 24 showed |7, published on the occasion of World Heart Day.
In a press release, SBI General Insurance said respondents were asked a series of health-related questions and their answers were analyzed to get a “heart health” score.
The initiative, called “Know Your Heart Health,” helps people understand the impact of lifestyle choices on their heart.
Anand Pejawar, Deputy Managing Director, SBI General Insurance, said, “With cases of heart disease on the rise, especially among the younger generation, it is important that we take proactive steps and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Key aspects of the survey
Middle-aged people are in a higher risk area: The survey showed that six percent of Indians are at higher risk of heart disease and about 32 percent are in the moderate risk zone.
In addition, the majority of people in the high-risk area were in the 36-45 age group, accounting for about 32% of the total.
About 60% of respondents, who did not exercise enough (less than 30 minutes a week) or did not exercise at all, were in the high or moderate risk group.
“Heart disease has been on the rise in India and several factors, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, genetics and even choices, such as smoking and a diet high in saturated fat, increase the risk of suffering from heart disease,” the report notes. .
Younger people (aged 26 to 35) were in the low or no risk zone
People in the 26-35 age group, which accounted for 33% of respondents, were in the low or no risk category.
In addition, diabetes and comorbidity are pushing people aged 25 to 45 into a high or moderate risk zone. According to the report, about 67% of people with mobility and diabetes were in the high-to-moderate heart health risk group, and a significant portion of them were in the age group from 25 to 45 years.
It was seen that about 55 percent of people who had comorbidity problems and high blood pressure were in the high risk category and a large majority of people in this group were in the age group of 36 to 45 years.