National Non-Communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS)

Union Health Minister released the ‘National Non-communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS)’, the largest comprehensive national Survey on risk factors and health systems preparedness of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

  • NNMS was conducted during the period of 2017 – 18.
  • The purpose of the survey was to collect reliable baseline data on key indicators (risk factors, select NCDs and health systems response) related to the National NCD monitoring framework and NCD Action Plan.
  • This is the first of its kind of a comprehensive survey on NCDs using standardised tools and methods, covering the age groups of 15-69 years, males and females residing in urban and rural areas of the country.
  • The survey covered a national sample of 600 primary sampling units from 348 districts in 28 States in collaboration with eleven reputed institutions across the country.

Key Findings

Risk Factors for NCDs: Two in five adults had three or more risk factors for NCDs.

The status of health system in responding to the disease burden is also underscored:

  • Use of Tobacco and Alcohol: One in every three adults and more than one-fourth proportion of men used any form of tobacco and consumed alcohol in past 12 months respectively.
  • Salt Intake: Average daily intake of salt was 8gms
  • Physical Activity: More than two in five adults and one in four adolescents were doing insufficient physical activity.
  • Obese: More than one in every four adults and 6.2% adolescents were overweight or obese.
  • BP & Blood Glucose: Almost three out of ten adults had raised blood pressure and 9.3% had raised blood glucose.