TV News LIES

Monday, Apr 21st

Last update11:05:21 PM GMT

You are here News Health OECD: Switzerland tops 34 nations for life expectancy at 82.8

OECD: Switzerland tops 34 nations for life expectancy at 82.8

E-mail Print PDF

SwitzerlandSwitzerland leads a study of 34 nations for life expectancy at 82.8 years, followed by Japan at 82.7, Italy at 82.7, Spain at 82.7 and Iceland at 82.4.

Health at a Glance, a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, analyzed data from 34 countries and found the OECD average life expectancy was 80.1 last year.

Higher health spending per capita tends to be associated with lower mortality rates and higher life expectancy, but this is not the case for the United States. The relatively low life expectancy of Americans is particularly striking given how much they spend on their healthcare.

The United States spends much more on health per capita than all other OECD countries at $8,500 in 2011, two-and-a-half times greater than the OECD average at $3,322 and 5 percent higher than Norway and Switzerland -- the next biggest spending countries, the report said.

The United States life expectancy was at 78.7 years in 2011, an increase of almost eight years since 1970, but significantly less than the 10-year gain across OECD countries. Life expectancy is now more than a year below the OECD average of 80.1, compared with one year above the average in 1970.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Judge overturns strict N.D. anti-abortion law

ND abortion law overturnedA federal judge Wednesday overturned as unconstitutional a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as...

Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major UK report

TamifluHundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works...

Researchers speak to new study exposing link between SSRIs and autism

SSRIResearchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are calling attention to a new study...

Study: E-cigarettes affect cells similarly to regular tobacco

e-cigsA new study shows that the vapor from e-cigarettes damages human cells similarly to smoke from...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!