Health at a Glance: Europe 2016
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Health at a Glance: Europe 2016

State of Health in the EU Cycle

This fourth edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents key indicators of health and health systems in the 28 EU countries, 5 candidate countries to the EU and 3 EFTA countries. This 2016 edition contains two main new features: two thematic chapters analyse the links between population health and labour market outcomes, and the important challenge of strengthening primary care systems in European countries; and a new chapter on the resilience, efficiency and sustainability of health systems in Europe, in order to align the content of this publication more closely with the 2014 European Commission Communication on effective, accessible and resilient health systems. This publication is the result of a renewed collaboration between the OECD and the European Commission under the broader "State of Health in the EU" initiative, designed to support EU member states in their evidence-based policy making.

 

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Children who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk of poor health in adolescence as well as in adulthood. Among young people, psychosocial problems such as poor self-esteem, eating disorders and depression can result from being obese. Excess weight problems in childhood are associated with an increased risk of being an obese adult, at which point cardiovascular disease, as well as pulmonary and musculoskeletal complications, become health concerns (Inchley et al., 2016).

 
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