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People with lower education, income became more health conscious

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By IANS Updated: May 18, 2020 2:20 pm
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New Delhi, May 16 (IANS): While about 20 per cent of the people with lower education or income were taking care of their health before the lockdown, post the spread of the coronavirus, about 65 per cent of those from the two categories have started taking care of their health, according to the latest IANS-CVoter survey.

The nationwide survey indicated that 65.4 per cent of those with lower education have started taking care of their health since the lockdown and 64 per cent of those in the lower income have been doing the same.

In terms of gender, about 20 per cent of both males and females were taking care of their health before the coronavirus spread. Post the imposition of the lockdown, while 68 per cent of males have started taking care of their health, 62 per cent of the females have been doing the same.

Age wise, about 43 per cent of those above 60 years were taking care of their health. Post the infection pread, the numbers have gone up to 49 per cent.

After the lockdown, 72 per cent of those below 25 years; 66 per cent of those between 25 and 45 years; and 67 per cent of those between 45 and 60 years have started taking care of their health.

Similarly, about 65 per cent of people having lower, middle and higher education have started taking care of their health, up from about 20 per cent earlier.

A huge jump can also be seen in people having lower and middle income — up from 20 per cent before the lockdown to about 70 per cent now.

While 32 per cent of those from higher income groups were taking care of their health before the lockdown, the numbers have gone up to 56 per cent now.

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By IANS Updated: May 18, 2020 2:20:05 pm
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