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.
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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 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).
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).
World Health Organization Global status report on road safety 2018.
WHO estimated rate per 100,000 population for 2013.
Drink Driving: Towards Zero Tolerance, 2012. Percentage of those tested found to be above the legal BAC limit
Annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population. All data from 2018 or 2019 except for France, Norway (2016) and Italy (2017).