GOQii’s Fit India Report 2022 presents figures suggesting that nearly 30 percent of Indians suffer from stress, anxiety and depression after struggling with the malignant COVID-19 pandemic. In their latest report, GOQii conducted a survey titled ‘COVID-19 Trust In Vaccines and Vaccination’ among more than 10,000 users of GOQii across the country.
The survey counted the users on various health parameters, including lifestyle diseases, BMI, water intake, stress, etc. The parameters were further classified by gender and cities where users lived. According to the report, 29.31 percent of Indians suffered from depression in 2021. The silver lining, however, was that the proportion of Indians with depression fell from 43 percent in 2020.
The dip in the percentage is cited in the country’s opening up after the various restriction-laden lockdowns were lifted. This allowed people to get back on their feet and regain the momentum of life lost during the coming of the pandemic. The report also suggests that as many as 50.3 percent of Indians are on the brink of slipping into mental health problems and thus fall into the “High Risk” or “Borderline” category.
The figures are based on the report’s Health Risk Assessment (HRA) score. The report stated that cities such as Indore, Kolkata and Delhi have a higher number of unhealthy people compared to other cities in the country. Coming to the primary agenda of the report, the results showed that the majority of people in India have confidence in the vaccines and vaccination drive to keep them healthy and safe from the coronavirus.
The study also showed that the men in the country are healthier compared to the women in the country. While the proportion of men who fall into the unhealthy category was 47 percent, the proportion of women who fell into the unhealthy category was 61.
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