78% working women in India suffer from health disorder: Survey

Working women have to double up as employees and home-makers

New Delhi:Three out of four working women in India suffer from lifestyle, chronic or acute ailments due to the pressure from trying to balance their personal and professional lives, according to an Assocham survey.

The survey findings, released ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, reveals that 42 per cent of working women suffer from lifestyle diseases like backache, obesity, depression, diabetes, hyper-tension and heart ailments.

Besides, 22 per cent of women surveyed suffered from chronic diseases while 14 per cent had acute ailments.

"Working women have to double up as valued employees at their work place and home-makers after office hours. This takes a toll on their health," Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat said.

The survey was conducted on 2,800 working women aged between 32-58 years from 120 companies across 11 sectors of the economy in 10 cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune.

( Source : PTI )
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