ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Burden of Injury in India

Anil Gumber Injury as a public health problem lacks public awareness and is grossly under-recognised as a serious public health threat in both developed and developing countries. In this article an effort is made to describe the spectrum of injury morbidity, disability and mortality for India from two data sources: the World Development Report 1993 data for burden of disease by cause, and the National Sample Survey Organisation data on utilisation of health services for treatment of illness and injury during 1986-87.

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