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Italy's struggling economy has world's healthiest people

A baby born in Italy can expect to live be an octogenarian

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When it comes to living a long life, is the place to be. It is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Index of 163 countries. A baby born in can expect to live be an octogenarian. But 2,800 miles south in Sierra Leone, the average newborn will die by 52. While is among the most developed countries, growth has stagnated for decades, almost 40 per cent of its youngsters are out of jobs and it’s saddled with one of the world’s highest debt loads relative to the size of its economy. Yet Italians are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental Each country in the index was graded based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and risks ranging from high blood pressure and tobacco use to malnutrition and the availability of clean water.

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Sources: Bloomberg, WHO, UNPD, World Bank

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Italy's struggling economy has world's healthiest people

A baby born in Italy can expect to live be an octogenarian

A baby born in Italy can expect to live be an octogenarian When it comes to living a long life, is the place to be. It is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Index of 163 countries. A baby born in can expect to live be an octogenarian. But 2,800 miles south in Sierra Leone, the average newborn will die by 52. While is among the most developed countries, growth has stagnated for decades, almost 40 per cent of its youngsters are out of jobs and it’s saddled with one of the world’s highest debt loads relative to the size of its economy. Yet Italians are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental Each country in the index was graded based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and risks ranging from high blood pressure and tobacco use to malnutrition and the availability of clean water.

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Sources: Bloomberg, WHO, UNPD, World Bank

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Italy's struggling economy has world's healthiest people

A baby born in Italy can expect to live be an octogenarian

When it comes to living a long life, is the place to be. It is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Index of 163 countries. A baby born in can expect to live be an octogenarian. But 2,800 miles south in Sierra Leone, the average newborn will die by 52. While is among the most developed countries, growth has stagnated for decades, almost 40 per cent of its youngsters are out of jobs and it’s saddled with one of the world’s highest debt loads relative to the size of its economy. Yet Italians are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental Each country in the index was graded based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and risks ranging from high blood pressure and tobacco use to malnutrition and the availability of clean water.

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Sources: Bloomberg, WHO, UNPD, World Bank

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