Kolkata tops in diabetes in West Bengal, Jalpaiguri in high blood pressure

Kolkata is at the top in terms of the number of diabetic patients in West Bengal. On the other hand, most of the patients with high blood pressure are in Jalpaiguri. Information that has emerged as the health department of West Bengal.

According to the state health department, 31 per cent of Kolkata’s population is diabetic. And 20 percent of the people in Jalpaiguri are suffering from high blood pressure. Purulia and Jhargram have the lowest rates of diabetes and hypertension among the 23 districts of the state.

According to the health department, from April 2020 to March 2021, the blood pressure of 16 lakh 96 thousand 749 residents of the state has been tested. 13 lakh 94 thousand 15 people have been tested for diabetes. Of these, 3 lakh 4 thousand 156 people have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. On the other hand, 1 lakh 93 thousand 113 people have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Apart from Kolkata and Jalpaiguri, Nadia, Murshidabad, East Burdwan and South 24 Parganas of the state have the highest number of patients suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes. The incidence of these two diseases is less in Purulia, Jhargram, Kalimpong, West Burdwan, Darjeeling, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas. Alipurduar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Howrah and East and West Midnapore districts have the highest number of high blood pressure patients only.
According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Study-2017, India has the highest number of high blood pressure patients in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Rajasthan and Haryana have the lowest number of cases.

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