3 Indians suffer a stroke every minute and don’t know it !
3 Indians suffer a stroke every minute, don’t know it
This puts very strikingly in focus the problem of this ” hidden killer”
- Three adults suffer from a stroke every minute in India and around 5 million people are disabled globally due to the same each year. Yet, half the residents of metros in India are unaware of strokes and their link to the brain.
- Increasingly younger people are becoming vulnerable to strokes, reasons for which vary from lifestyle to ignorance about the problem itself.
- The survey covered 1,507 people aged between 25 and 50 years in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai. It mainly captured the respondents’ awareness and understanding of the term stroke, its symptoms, perceived causes, the prevailing knowledge about treatment options, and their experiences with stroke sufferers.
- Worldwide, 20 million people suffer from stroke each year, five million die and another five million are disabled. It is estimated that one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. In India, 1.5 million suffer from stroke every year and 3,000 to 4,000 are affected each day.
According to the survey, 48% of people did not even know what stroke meant !