Malnutrition For Tribal People, What They Get

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Main Tribal Health Issues

Tribal people do not get enough food or the right kind of food with enough calories to stay healthy.

Communicable Diseases:

Tribal people are more likely to catch infectious diseases due to several factors like poor sanitation and hygiene, and limited access to healthcare.

Non-Communicable Diseases:

Tribal people are also at risk of getting chronic diseases; According to a study, about 13% of tribal adults have diabetes and 25% have high blood pressure.


More than 72% tribal men 15–54 years of age use tobacco and more than 50% consume alcohol against 56% and 30% non-tribal men, respectively.