India's deadliest infectious diseases

Published - May 02, 2019 03:40 pm IST

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Tuberculosis claimed close to three lakh lives between 2012 and 2016, making it one of India's deadliest infectious diseases. Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh registered a high number of deaths per one lakh of the population. Though deaths due to TB have come down, casualties due to vector-borne diseases have been on the rise in recent years.

TB, a grave concern

The chart shows the infectious diseases which cause the most number of deaths in India from 2011 to 2017. Tuberculosis killed the highest number of people.


Alarming trends

The chart shows the number of deaths due to diseases over the years. Although casualties due to TB reduced in 2016, it still remains the most fatal disease in the country.


State-wise split

Sikkim recorded the highest deaths per lakh of the population (66 per 1 lakh population) due to TB. The least deaths per 1 lakh of population were recorded in Lakshwadeep, Bihar, and Jammu and Kashmir.

image/svg+xml733 66No.of deaths per 1 lakhSikkimHimachal Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Breathing troubles

While West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh accounted for most deaths due to respiratory ailments in India, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Himachal Pradesh had the maximum rate of such fatalities


State/ UTTotal DeathsDeaths Per 1 Lakh of the Population
West Bengal42434
Uttar Pradesh38422
Andhra Pradesh20642
Madhya Pradesh13582
Himachal Pradesh123316
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