Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Sweden And Iceland Are The Healthiest Countries In The World
Via Business Insider: A study published in the Lancet finds Iceland to be tied with Sweden and Singapore as the healthiest countries in the world in terms of the indicators for the health-related Sustainable Development Goals as established by the United Nations. In the study, 188 countries were assessed based on factors such as mortality rates, pollution, sanitation, water quality, and disease, in combination with demographic indicators such as poverty and education. The leading countries scored 85 in the index. Finland is close behind with an score of 82, Followed by Norway (82) and Denmark (79), all tied with a few other countries with the same scores. Every nation has its particularities. For example, prevalence of overweightedness is high in Iceland, alcohol consumption is high in Denmark, and Norway needs to work on its disaster preparedness.