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Indians Living Longer But With More Disabilities, Study Says

Wall Street Journal: Study: Longer, But Not Healthier, Life in India
“Indians, on average, now live almost eight years longer than they did in 1990, but the extra years are giving more time for ailments that reduce quality of life to develop. That’s the finding of a study published [last] week that public health experts said should serve as a warning to policymakers about the burden of non-fatal illnesses on a country’s productivity. The number of years lived with disabilities in India — where disability ranges from a common cold to quadriplegia — had increased by 45 percent since 1990, the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, published in the ‘The Lancet,’ showed…” (Malhotra, 6/12).

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