To identify the healthiest countries in the world, Bloomberg Rankings created health scores and health-risk scores for countries with populations of at least 1 million. The risk score was subtracted from the health score to determine the country's rank. Five-year averages, when available, were used to mitigate some of the short-term year-over-year swings.

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The Global Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity

Sedentary behavior has become increasingly common in modern society, resulting in a general decrease of physical activity worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines physical activity as any bodily movement including activities undertaken during leisure, work, home-based activities, and engaging in recreational pursuits. Increased urbanization, which generally increases air pollution, decreases the number of parks and sidewalks, and spurs high-density traffic, often discourages participation in physical activity. This is particularly concerning given that insufficient...

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States

Deaths by drug overdose have surged in the US in recent years, reaching what some call epidemic levels in select states and among certain segments of the US population. Drug overdose deaths in the United States have increased three-fold since 1999 from roughly 17,000 deaths to about 52,500 deaths in 2015, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over the same period, the overdose death rate increased from 6 to 16 deaths per 100,000 people, which means that it grew at a much higher pace than did the US population. To put this further into perspective, the...

Healthcare

Monitoring of healthcare indicators is key to success in tackling the reduction of diseases incidence, the improvement of life expectancy, and the decrease of mortality in the world. Still, there is a multitude of health-related statistics coming from different sources and countries around the world that is difficult to handle. To help navigate through all this maze of healthcare data we collected key health indicators from only the reliable sources and showed them on the present page. It covers a broad range of topics such as health status, healthcare facilities, mortality and...

Global Undernourishment Continues to Rise

The number of hungry people in the world has been increasing during the last 2 years. According to the FAO the growth was 1.5% in 2018. The malnutrition rate in 2018 reached five years ago level. The situation is mainly deteriorating due to an increase in the number of hungry people in African regions, while in Asia, on the contrary, the slowdown is observed. In addition to slowing economic growth and international conflicts development, the renewed increase in the number of hungry people in the world is affected by climate change and, as a result, extreme climatic events leading...