This study is the first to present a comprehensive overview of the distribution of social and behavioural determinants of health and of physical and mental NCDs in the Nordic population. It examined regional, country and gender differences for 17 health outcomes and 20 determinants of health, using data from the 7th wave of the European Social Survey. Overall, the population of the Nordic region reported among the highest prevalence for one or both genders in 10 out of 17 health outcomes. Despite being the region with the highest prevalence for most health outcomes, overall self-rated health levels tend to be better in the Nordic region. Similarly, Nordic countries adhere to a healthier lifestyle and have better access to health care.
Authors: M. Balaj, T. Huijts, C. L. McNamara, P. Stornes, C. Bambra, T. A. Eikemo
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