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Hungary Is The Sixth Most Unhealthy Country In The World, Research Finds

Tamás Székely 2017.09.27.

Central and Eastern Europe, including Hungary, is the most unhealthy region in the world, Business Insider reported citing data from

The British clinic comparison website has put together a ranking of the most unhealthy countries in the world, using data from the World Health Organization (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 ranks for each country were then averaged to determine which population poses the biggest threat to their health through harmful behaviours.

Eastern Europe emerged as the most unhealthy region in the world, with 9 of the 10 top spots on the list occupied by countries in the territory such as Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. On average, each resident of Hungary smokes 1,774 cigarettes per year, which massively contributes to Hungary’s shameful 6th position on the list. However, the Czech Republic was named the most unhealthy country, while Russia was ranked in second place and Slovenia came in at third.

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