Indian rural dialysis patients have twice the mortality rate compared to their urban counterparts: Study

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Indian rural dialysis patients have twice the mortality rate compared to their urban counterparts: Study

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Jul 2018

New Delhi, July 2 (IBNS): Rural dialysis patients in India have twice the mortality rate when compared to their urban counterparts, said a study conducted by NephroPlus, an Indian dialysis provider. 

The research took into account 16,000 patients in 85 cities across 18 states in India.

It revealed that patients residing in rural areas have a 1-year mortality of 22 percent compared to 11 percent for their urban counterparts.

The 5 year mortality is 60 percent for the rural population compared to 36 percent for urban patients.

This is thought to be predominantly due to the lack of awareness, education, accessibility and affordability among the rural population.

The study also showed that people who were wealthier and more educated had a lower mortality than those who were not as well-off or were not as well-educated.

Patients with an income of greater than Rs. 50,000 per month had a 5-year mortality of 33 percent whereas those that earned less than Rs. 5,000 per month had a 5-year mortality of 66 percent.

Pertaining to the geographical location, the survey also stated that, people who are going through dialysis and living in East India, have 64 percent chance of less survival within 5 years of their treatment as compared to North, South and West zone of India due to the lack of accessibility of proper treatment.

 

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Indian rural dialysis patients have twice the mortality rate compared to their urban counterparts: Study

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