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Australia In Top 10 Healthiest Countries

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Australia is among the top 10 healthiest countries in the world, according to the most comprehensive analysis of burden of disease and living standards to date.
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Thats awesome. What aresome Aussie secrets to health and longevity?
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Taking out 10th place among 188 countries, Australia was just four points behind top-ranked Iceland when benchmarked against 33 health-related indicators linked to the UN's sustainable development goals.

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it seems as though Australian health care is pretty good. but also prevention and education must contribute to the good statistics. For example, Australia was the first country to have plain packaging on cigarettes
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Taking out 10th place among 188 countries, Australia was just four points behind top-ranked Iceland when benchmarked against 33 health-related indicators linked to the UN's sustainable development goals.

US came in at 28th which was very surprising for me. I thought that it would be much lower being that we don't really have good diets inthe US.
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Switzerland has a total population of about 8.1 million people and the overall life expectancy there is estimated to be 82.8 years making the country ranked as the 10th healthiest country in the world. The GDP (PPP) per capita in Switzerland is high as it is approximately $47,863 which makes those people who live in Switzerland enjoy living a healthy and satisfactory life. The Swiss are also healthy because they keep activating their bodies whether it is in winter or summer through climbing mountains, hiking and playing winter sports.
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These are some difficult questions, and ones that I don't have the answer to. Mainly because when it really comes down to it, this kind of list is subjective. How can you compare countries with less than 50,000 people to those with over a billion?
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Thats awesome. What aresome Aussie secrets to health and longevity?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Which is to say, we can treat the illnesses of aboriginal people as they come up, but until the personal hygiene of a lot of them improves the incidence of contracting diseases will continue being high.
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It is amazing to me that you have such a great healthcare system, yet Indigenous Australians have incredibly high rates of cardiovascular disease, renal failure, diabetes, psychiatric, and substance abuse issues. The lifespan Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders is about 10 years below the average.
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Generally speaking places that have much less obesity also have much more poverty. Poverty is worse for health and healthcare than obesity.
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I thought Australia was one of the obese countries in the world?
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Taking out 10th place among 188 countries, Australia was just four points behind top-ranked Iceland when benchmarked against 33 health-related indicators linked to the UN's sustainable development goals.
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The health score is based on mortality rates in each country, while the health risk score is based on different factors likely to limit health, such as the proportion of young people smoking and the number of immunisations.

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Nevertheless, we are still able to rank the health of different countries based on some of the previously mentioned factors?it’s all just a bit relative. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 healthiest countries…would it surprise you that the United States is not on the list? Well I guess it’s time to find out which country is the healthiest in the world!
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However, are certain populations predisposed to having better, healthier lives? What makes a country healthier than another? Does a higher life expectancy equivocate to a healthier country? Or do you take into consideration the nation’s infant mortality rates? As you can see, health is something that is difficult to quantify; there are just so many factors involved.

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Australia scored top marks for indicators associated with war, malnutrition, water access, sanitation and malaria but its result was dragged down by lower scores for suicide, alcohol, smoking, overweight, HIV, violence and disaster (defined as the death rate due to exposure to forces of nature per 100,000 population).

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