Economic loss & Citizen health

FE report : Around 35 per cent of Bangalore's corporate citizens fall in the medium health risk category and are likely to be affected by at least one among the ailments like hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disorders, a health study indicated.

The survey "HealthTrac" carried out by PeopleHealth, a pioneer in Health Management Systems, on employees from the IT/ITeS segment between 25-50 years, suggested that 37 per cent of respondents suffered from moderate levels of hypertension; about 31 per cent have abnormal cholesterol; and close to 35 per cent are prone to cardiac problems and diabetes.
Average productivity loss due to employee health problems has been estimated at about two hours 38 minutes per person per week, causing substantial economic loss to employers.


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