A new survey shows that the Czech Republic is the unhealthiest country in the world, however, devastating data shows that Croatia is not lagging far behind.
Data obtained from the World Health Organization, the CIA World Factbook and the World Lung Association show that Eastern Europe is the unhealthiest region in the world, with 9 of the top 10 places on the list occupied by countries in the territory.
Out of 179 world countries where the survey was conducted, Croatia placed as the 7th on the list of the unhealthiest countries around the globe. Worse than Croatia are Russia, Slovenia, Belarus, Slovakia and Hungary, whilst Lithuania and the United States shared the 10th place on the list.
Criteria taken into consideration for the survey are alcohol consumption per capita per year, tobacco consumption per person per year and obesity prevalence within population. Astounding results show that on the average every person in the Czech Republic drinks 13,7 litres of alcohol a year, whilst Russia has the highest number of smokers.
Interestingly, the obesity problem is most observed in Oceania with small Pacific islands being home to some of the most obese populations on the planet. On the other hand, according to all three criteria, the world’s healthiest country is Afghanistan, followed by Guinea, Niger, Nepal, DR Congo, Eritrea, Malawi, Somalia, Mozambique and Ethiopia.