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World's Healthiest Countries
« on: August 16, 2012, 05:59:21 PM »
World's Healthiest Countries


Singapore

Rank: 1st

Health Grade: 89.45%

Total Health Score: 92.52%

Health Risk Penalty: 3.07%



Italy

Rank: 2nd

Health Grade: 89.07%

Total Health Score: 94.61%


Health Risk Penalty: 5.54%


Australia
Rank: 3rd

Health Grade: 88.33

Total Health Score: 93.19

Health Risk Penalty: 4.86




Switzerland

Rank: 4th

Health Grade: 88.29%

Total Health Score: 93.47%

Health Risk Penalty: 5.17%



Japan

Rank: 5th

Health Grade: 86.83%

Total Health Score: 91.08%

Health Risk Penalty: 4.25%




Israel

Rank: 6th

Health Grade: 85.97%

Total Health Score: 91.97%

Health Risk Penalty: 6.00%




Spain

Rank: 7th

Health Grade: 84.36%

Total Health Score: 91.26%

Health Risk Penalty: 6.90%




Netherlands

Rank: 8th

Health Grade: 84.09%

Total Health Score: 88.40%

Health Risk Penalty: 4.31%




Sweden

Rank: 9th

Health Grade: 83.90%

Total Health Score: 89.37%

Health Risk Penalty: 5.47%




Germany

Rank: 10th

Health Grade: 83.58%

Total Health Score: 88.81%

Health Risk Penalty: 5.23%



Cyprus

Rank: 11th

Health Grade: 83.29%

Total Health Score: 88.87%

Health Risk Penalty: 5.57%




Austria

Rank: 12th

Health Grade: 83.10%

Total Health Score: 89.12%

Health Risk Penalty: 6.02%




France

Rank: 13th

Health Grade: 82.99%

Total Health Score: 88.66%

Health Risk Penalty: 5.68%




Canada

Rank: 14th

Health Grade: 82.46%

Total Health Score: 88.60%

Health Risk Penalty: 6.14%




New Zealand

Rank: 15th

Health Grade: 81.79%

Total Health Score: 87.87%

Health Risk Penalty: 6.08%




Greece

Rank: 16th

Health Grade: 81.63%

Total Health Score: 86.40%

Health Risk Penalty: 4.77%




Hong Kong

Rank: 17th

Health Grade: 81.41%

Total Health Score: 86.10%

Health Risk Penalty: 4.69%




Norway

Rank: 18th

Health Grade: 80.53%

Total Health Score: 86.53%

Health Risk Penalty: 6.01%



Ireland

Rank: 19th

Health Grade: 79.91%

Total Health Score: 86.48%

Health Risk Penalty: 6.57%




Belgium

Rank: 20th

Health Grade: 77.48%

Total Health Score: 82.88%

Health Risk Penalty: 5.40%


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World's Healthiest Countries
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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 06:26:08 PM »
^^^ what is the rank of our beloved country?  ;D


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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 09:39:49 PM »
Ah mahirap masama yung Philippines sa mga ganyang list kasi di ba dahil sa pork? Parang alam sa buong mundo na hindi matatawag na pista ang isang handaan sa Pilipinas kung walang pork dish.

Nagtataka lang ako sa Japan. Dapat naglalaro lang sila sa Top 1 or 2? Di ako makapaniwala sa Singapore......


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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 12:15:00 AM »
Hindi natin alam yung criteria sa pag judge. Hindi ko rin tanggap ang Singapore ay numero uno. Japan? Baka dahil sa raw foods, mataas ang risk ng contamination kasi. Hindi natin alam kung ano ba talaga ang ginawang selection process.

Ah mahirap masama yung Philippines sa mga ganyang list kasi di ba dahil sa pork? Parang alam sa buong mundo na hindi matatawag na pista ang isang handaan sa Pilipinas kung walang pork dish.

Nagtataka lang ako sa Japan. Dapat naglalaro lang sila sa Top 1 or 2? Di ako makapaniwala sa Singapore......


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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 12:25:34 AM »
to keep you informed eto isang summary infographic.





To get the health grade score, Bloomberg subtracted the risk score from the health score to determine the country's rank.

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

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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 04:05:19 AM »
mga developed countries nasa top...mas marami sila pambili ng pang diet... mas mahal kasi mga organic na pagkain...onti na din naman ang open spaces sa pilipinas kaya hindi natin kaya magtanim sa bakuran natin...Tsaka mas mahal magpapayat kesa magpataba...


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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 01:09:00 AM »
FYI, the Philippines ranked 86th. To understand the basis of such ranking, I looked for the research methodology and here they are:

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METHODOLOGY: To identify the healthiest countries in the world, Bloomberg Rankings created health scores and health-risk scores for countries with populationsof at least one million. We subtracted the risk score from the health score to determine the country's rank. Five-year averages, when available, were used to mitigate some of the short-term year-over-year swings.

Total health-score factors:
   •   Life expectancy at birth and infant mortality (10% of score)
   •   Causes of death: Communicative and non-communicative diseases, excluding war-related injuries (40% of score)
   •   Death rates by three age groups: less than 14, 15-64 and 65 and up (40% of score)
   •   Survival to 65 and life expectancy at 65, both gender-ratio weighted (10% of score)

Risk-score factors:
   •   % of population age 15+ who smoke any form of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars and pipes, and excluding smokeless tobacco
   •   Total (reported and estimated) adult (15+ years) per-capita consumption of alcohol
   •   % population ages 20+ overweight (Body Mass Index ? 25) and/or obese (BMI ? 30)
   •   % of population physically inactive (less than 30 minutes of moderate activity five times per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times per week)
   •   % population with raised total cholesterol (? 6.2 millimoles per liter)
   •   % population with raised blood pressure (systolic blood pressure?140 or diastolic blood pressure?90)
   •   % population with raised fasting blood glucose (? 7.0 mmol/L) or on medication for high glucose
   •   % population ages 15-49 infected with HIV
   •   Composite ranking of outdoor and indoor pollution, water safety and access to sanitation
   •   Composite ranking of immunized coverage for DTP, measles, hepatitis B, meningitis, tuberculosis & polio among 1-year-olds
   •   % of underweight children aged <5 years
   •   Lifetime risk of maternal death (the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause)

With those criteria, Singapore can easily rank as first since they have one of the best health system in the world. Access to health care and financing easily translate to lesser mortality and morbidity, and longer life expectancy.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2012, 01:20:33 AM by houndjock »


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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 12:54:15 PM »
FYI, the Philippines ranked 86th. To understand the basis of such ranking, I looked for the research methodology and here they are:

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METHODOLOGY: To identify the healthiest countries in the world, Bloomberg Rankings created health scores and health-risk scores for countries with populationsof at least one million. We subtracted the risk score from the health score to determine the country's rank. Five-year averages, when available, were used to mitigate some of the short-term year-over-year swings.

Total health-score factors:
   •   Life expectancy at birth and infant mortality (10% of score)
   •   Causes of death: Communicative and non-communicative diseases, excluding war-related injuries (40% of score)
   •   Death rates by three age groups: less than 14, 15-64 and 65 and up (40% of score)
   •   Survival to 65 and life expectancy at 65, both gender-ratio weighted (10% of score)

Risk-score factors:
   •   % of population age 15+ who smoke any form of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars and pipes, and excluding smokeless tobacco
   •   Total (reported and estimated) adult (15+ years) per-capita consumption of alcohol
   •   % population ages 20+ overweight (Body Mass Index ? 25) and/or obese (BMI ? 30)
   •   % of population physically inactive (less than 30 minutes of moderate activity five times per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times per week)
   •   % population with raised total cholesterol (? 6.2 millimoles per liter)
   •   % population with raised blood pressure (systolic blood pressure?140 or diastolic blood pressure?90)
   •   % population with raised fasting blood glucose (? 7.0 mmol/L) or on medication for high glucose
   •   % population ages 15-49 infected with HIV
   •   Composite ranking of outdoor and indoor pollution, water safety and access to sanitation
   •   Composite ranking of immunized coverage for DTP, measles, hepatitis B, meningitis, tuberculosis & polio among 1-year-olds
   •   % of underweight children aged <5 years
   •   Lifetime risk of maternal death (the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause)


With those criteria, Singapore can easily rank as first since they have one of the best health system in the world. Access to health care and financing easily translate to lesser mortality and morbidity, and longer life expectancy.


Kokonti lang naman kasi population ng Singapore e... marami pa foreigner di ata kasama sa bilang nila yun... maybe they just considered only those with permanent residence status or those who are really Singaporeans... just a thought.

But for the Philippines, a lot has to be done to upgrade our health systems. i hope the Philippine Government should act on this and needs to be improved. No wonder we have one the best World Hospitals at the Fort. (you can see the best hospitals posted in related board)
Kelangan lang talaga Political Will sabi sa nabasa ko sa www.pesorepublic.com



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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 02:40:39 AM »
The criteria pertains more to the public health setting. We may have the best hospital, but it is accessible to the common patient? I know for a fact that there are Filipinos who die without even seeing a doctor in his/her lifetime. A couple of years back, I had the opportunity to visit a government hospital in Singapore as part of my work then, the facilities are exceptional, but more so is the unique health financing scheme of the government. The health coverage is quite wide and the quality of service is high. Like you said, Singapore has always been a unique case, because of its fairly small territory and population. However, a lot of people do not know, that the public health setting of Singapore in the 1950s were downright poor. Post independence Singapore used to be a malaria stricken coastal community of shanties with very poor sanitation. Yes, that transformation was a result of political will that the people are willing to accept.


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Re: World's Healthiest Countries
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2012, 12:45:23 PM »
The criteria pertains more to the public health setting. We may have the best hospital, but it is accessible to the common patient? I know for a fact that there are Filipinos who die without even seeing a doctor in his/her lifetime. A couple of years back, I had the opportunity to visit a government hospital in Singapore as part of my work then, the facilities are exceptional, but more so is the unique health financing scheme of the government. The health coverage is quite wide and the quality of service is high. Like you said, Singapore has always been a unique case, because of its fairly small territory and population. However, a lot of people do not know, that the public health setting of Singapore in the 1950s were downright poor. Post independence Singapore used to be a malaria stricken coastal community of shanties with very poor sanitation. Yes, that transformation was a result of political will that the people are willing to accept.


I agree to both of you houndjock, SCRepublic.

I think one of the reasons why we are left behind is our lack of self discipline. Not to mention the corrupt culture that had transcended over the years. There could be an oversupply of nursing jobs in the country from what i heard and read from this board..

http://www.greenbodytalk.com/forums/medical-specialization-career-talks-b26.0/

but then again, why it doesnt reflect the picture of our health standard. right? If there is indeed an oversupply of nurse here in our country, why arent there many who facilitates the welfare being of the poor?  If you go to the nearby provinces especially the remote areas, some nurses are limited enough to attend to such needy calls by the patients. How can that be?

 
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 12:46:05 PM by leerzej23 »

 

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