According to a recent study by Bloomberg, Singapore is the world’s healthiest country while Sweden ranked 9th, the top in Scandinavia.
Bloomberg rankings were based on a survey conducted in 145 countries with populations of at least 1 million, using health scores and health-risk scores, taking into account factors such as average life expectancy, cigarette smoking rates and mortality.
To get the health score, they subtracted the risk score 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.
Singapore’s health grade was 89.45 per cent, putting it at the top of 145 countries surveyed. For Sweden, the health grade was 83.90 percent.
The countries on the top five of Bloomberg’s rankings included Italy with a health grade of 89.07 percent, Australia with 88.33 percent, Switzerland with 88.29 percent and Japan with 86.83 percent.
Another Scandinavian country on the top 20 list is Norway which ranked 18th. Hong Kong is also on the top-twenty list, ranked 17th.
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