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.

LIFESTYLE Risks

COLOR CODING
GreenRanked first for statistic
RedRanked last for statistic
Measured Obesity %% Alcohol Attributed Traffic DeathsHeart Disease Mortality RateTraffic Fatalities/ 100,000Drink and Drive Rate (%)Firearm Fatalities/ 100,000
Australia30.430.072.75.40.90
Canada26.333.679.66.01.94
Denmark16.8*22.057.63.55.71.11
France17.030.836.25.13.42.42
Germany9.4102.54.31.01
Italy9.8*22.667.86.12.50.97
Japan4.46.230.04.70.01
Netherlands13.6*4.840.83.40.44
Norway12.0*21.065.63.80.21.52
Sweden13.0*18.584.62.80.241.58
United Kingdom28.713.084.22.911.60.17
United States40.031.0108.310.612.09

Sources

Measured Obesity Percent: OECD

Percent Measured Obesity (Total). From 2017 except for France Italy, Norway (2015) and Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom (2016).
Non-medical Determinants of Health > Body Weight
**countries with self-reported data are denoted with an asterisk

Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths: OECD International Transport Forum

Alcohol-Related Road Casualties in Official Crash Statistics, 2017.
Percent road traffic deaths involving alcohol, for 2010. All countries use a legal limit of 0.5 g/L except for Norway, Sweden, Japan (under 0.5 g/L) and Canada, United Kingdom, United States (0.8 g/L).

Heart Disease Mortality Rates: OECD

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

Traffic Fatalities per 100,000: World Health Organization

World Health Organization Global status report on road safety 2018.
WHO estimated rate per 100,000 population for 2013.

Drink and Drive Rate: European Transport Safety Council

Drink Driving: Towards Zero Tolerance, 2012. Percentage of those tested found to be above the legal BAC limit

Fire-arm related death rate: GunPolicy.org

Annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population. All data from 2018 or 2019 except for France, Norway (2016) and Italy (2017).