Surge of Non-Communicable Diseases in Pakistan
According to the baseline survey, the family history of diabetes mellitus was positive in 41% of the individuals
and 38% of individuals had a familial tendency of hypertension. Approximately 19% of the individuals also
had a familial tendency of ischemic heart diseases whereas; about 8% of the people had a family history of
stroke. When measured in the community about 21% of the individuals above the age of thirty tested
positive for raised random blood glucose levels on glucometer using capillary blood. Approximately 40% of
the individuals above the age of 30 suffered from hypertension whereas 33% of the individuals were obese.