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

Male LIFESTYLE Risks

COLOR CODING
GreenRanked first for statistic
RedRanked last for statistic
MALESMeasured Obesity %Physical Inactivity %Alcohol ConsumptionHeart Disease Mortality RateCigarette Mortality %
Australia31.527.016.695.415.72
Canada26.225.714.6109.219.35
Denmark17.1*25.716.579.522.24
France16.824.320.356.518.50
Germany18.1*40.221.3142.618.42
Italy11.8*36.212.593.420.63
Japan4.733.813.544.218.30
Netherlands12.0*25.313.957.924.43
Norway13.0*29.611.690.816.06
Sweden14.021.514.6118.511.21
United Kingdom27.431.518.412020.55
United States38.331.715.8146.819.27

Sources

Measured Obesity Percent: OECD

Percent of male population. All from 2017 except France, Norway (2015) and United States (2016).
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

WHO Global status report on alcohol and health, 2018.
Alcohol per capita (age 15+) consumption (in litres of pure alcohol), 2016.

Heart Disease Mortality Rates: OECD

Ischemic heart disease (coronary heart disease), deaths per 100,000 (standardized rates).
All data from 2017 except Denmark (2015) and France, Italy, Norway, United Kingdom (2016).

Cigarette Mortality Percent: The Tobacco Atlas

Percent deaths caused by tobacco, 2016.