Israel 6th healthiest country in the world

Bloomberg created health scores for countries with populations of at least one million.

Bloomberg Rankings says Israel is the sixth healthiest country in the world. (Shutterstock.com)

Bloomberg Rankings says Israel is the sixth healthiest country in the world. (Shutterstock.com)

Israeli breakfasts – eggs, salad, cheeses, juice – are known for their freshness and nutrition. According to a new report, it would seem that by starting the day on a healthy kick Israelis tend to veer toward a strong lifestyle.

Typical Israeli breakfast. (Shutterstock.com)

To identify the healthiest countries in the world, Bloomberg Rankings created health scores and health-risk scores for countries with populations of at least one million.

Israel ranked sixth with a health grade of 85.97 percent; a total health score of 91.97% and a health risk penalty of 6.00%.

Compare that to the US, which scored 33rd overall with a health grade of 66.84%; a total health score of 72.96% and a health risk penalty of 6.12%.

The world’s healthiest country, according to the report, is Singapore followed by Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Japan and then Israel.

To calculate the rankings, Bloomberg subtracted the risk score from the health score to determine the country’s rank.

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About Viva Sarah Press

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  • daniel

    some thing really surprising even after so much of difficulties war and the other problems iti s one of the healthiest country really this nation is having blessing of lord and really i belive in the report normally too it is belived israelis are really very strong in what ever they do may israel takes the first place for the strongest and healtiest nation al over what else do we want from our god to be healthy

  • kannan

    Congrats! LORD JESUS bless you!