Clinic Compare, a British clinic comparison website, has put together a ranking of the most unhealthy countries in the world.
Using data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the CIA World Factbook, and the World Lung Association, the company analysed 179 countries, looking at alcohol and tobacco consumption per person, per year, as well as the prevalence of obesity.
The rankings for each factor were combined to give each country an overall score in order to determine which population has the unhealthiest lifestyle.
Eastern Europe dominated the top 10 most unhealthy countries, while Oceania came out as the “fattest region in the world.” Scroll on to see the 20 most unhealthy countries in the world, ranked from best to worst.
20. Ukraine. The country took joint eighth place for alcohol consumption — each resident consumes the equivalent of 12.8 litres of pure alcohol every year.
19. United Kingdom. The UK ranks 19th for unhealthiness, with its residents being the ninth heaviest drinkers in the world.
18. Romania. On average, each resident smokes 1,619 cigarettes per year.
17. Greece. More than 25% of the Greek population is obese.
16. Australia. On average, each resident consumes 11.2 litres of alcohol per year, putting the country in 17th place for alcohol consumption.
15. Lebanon. Lebanon comes in third for tobacco consumption — each resident smokes an average of 3,023 cigarettes per year.
14. Canada. Some 30.1% of the Canadian population are obese.
13. Belgium. The country ranked seventh for both alcohol and tobacco consumption.
12. Estonia. Some 24.5% of the population is obese, and the average alcohol consumption per resident each year is 12.8 litres.
11. Bulgaria. The country came in joint sixth place for alcohol consumption, and 25.6% of the population is obese.
=10. Lithuania. Lithuanians drink more than any other population on the list — 18.2 litres of alcohol each year, per person.
=10. US. America is the only non-European country to make the top 10 on the list, having the ninth highest rate of obesity in the world — 35% of the adult population is classified as dangerously overweight.
9. Luxembourg. Nearly 25% of the population is obese.
8. Poland. On average, each resident smokes 1,369 cigarettes per year, and drinks 12.3 litres of pure alcohol.
7. Croatia. The country came in joint sixth for alcohol consumption, at 13.6 litres per person, per year.
6. Hungary. On average, each resident of Hungary smokes 1,774 cigarettes per year.
5. Slovakia. Some 27.4% of the population is obese in Slovakia. Residents are also the joint ninth highest consumers of alcohol.
4. Belarus. The country came in second for both alcohol and tobacco consumption.
3. Slovenia. The country’s residents are the sixth biggest consumers of tobacco products on the planet, smoking a staggering 2,637 cigarettes each year.
2. Russia. On average, each resident drinks 13.7 litres of alcohol and smokes 2,690 cigarettes a year.
1. Czech Republic. The Czech Republic is the most unhealthy country in the world, ranking fifth for alcohol consumption and 11th for tobacco use. Some 29.1% of the population is also obese.
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