Lifestyle choices by residents of the United States are a main contributor to lower life expectancy than other advanced democracies. People living in the United States are more likely to be obese and die of heart disease.

Male LIFESTYLE Risks

COLOR CODING
GreenRanked first for statistic
RedRanked last for statistic
MALESMeasured Obesity %Physical Inactivity %Alcohol ConsumptionAlcohol Dependence PrevalenceHeart Disease Mortality RateCigarette Mortality %
Australia31.527.015.60.03090.013
Canada26.725.715.60.024108.120.2
Denmark18.6*25.714.60.03372.825.7
France13.5*24.318.00.02142.019.4
Germany18.7*40.219.20.029143.720.6
Italy12.9*36.212.70.013100.821.5
Japan5.533.810.70.01145.223.5
Netherlands11.6*25.314.50.02155.124.9
Norway15.0*29.610.50.02799.315.3
Sweden15.7*21.514.40.031120.815.9
United Kingdom27.031.517.0122.222.3
United States33.2*31.715.00.029159.320.4

Sources

Measured Obesity Percent: OECD

Percent of male population. All from 2021 except Australia (2017), France, Japan, Norway, United Kingdom (2019).
Non-medical Determinants of Health > Body Weight.
**countries with self-reported data are denoted with an asterisk

Physical Inactivity Percent: World Health Organization

Prevalence of insufficient physical activity among adults 18+ (age standardized estimates). 2016.

Alcohol Consumption: World Health Organization

Alcohol per capita (age 15+) consumption (in litres of pure alcohol), 2019.

Alcohol Dependence Prevalence: IHME

Alcohol dependence cases among males, age-standardized, 2019. No data for United Kingdom.

Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Heart Disease Mortality Rates: OECD

Ischemic heart disease (coronary heart disease), deaths per 100,000 (standardized rates).
All data from 2020 except Norway (2016) and France, Italy (2017), Sweden (2018), Canada (2019).

Cigarette Mortality Percent: The Tobacco Atlas

Percent deaths caused by tobacco, 2019.

Page updated on 2/18/2024.