Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree

UK Health Stats

"The United Kingdom Suffers as a Result of Poor National Health".

The UK's National Security Risk Assessment output classes the state of the UK public health as a Tier 1 national risk, the most potent of the three categories. It's a well-known and high-profile issue; half of all science stories in the UK media are medical2 although many of the claims made are dubious.The UK does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. The UK comes in the best 20 for its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance3 and in number of organ donors. It does better than average in terms of its suicide rate, its adolescent birth rate (but bad for Europe) and in its immunizations take-up. The UK does not succeed in everything, however. It does worse than average for its smoking rate (yet still one of the best in Europe), the prevalence of overweight adults (one of the highest in Europe) and in its alcohol consumption rate. The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the past 40 years.
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