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
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Percent of male population. All from 2020 except Australia, Germany (2017), France, Japan, Norway, United Kingdom (2019).
Non-medical Determinants of Health > Body Weight.
**countries with measured data (not self-reported) are denoted with an asterisk
Prevalence of insufficient physical activity among adults 18+ (age standardized estimates). 2016.
WHO Global status report on alcohol and health, 2018.
Alcohol per capita (age 15+) consumption (in litres of pure alcohol), 2016.
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).
Percent deaths caused by tobacco, 2019.
Page updated on 8/31/2023.