Health at a Glance 2015

OECD Indicators

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This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of health systems in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). Compared with the previous edition, this new edition includes a new set of dashboards of health indicators to summarise in a clear and user-friendly way the relative strengths and weaknesses of OECD countries on different key indicators of health and health system performance, and also a special focus on the pharmaceutical sector. This edition also contains new indicators on health workforce migration and on the quality of health care.

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Fruit and vegetable consumption among adults

Nutrition is an important determinant of health. Insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables is one factor that can play a role in increased risk of morbidity (Bazzano et al., 2003; Riboli and Norat, 2003). Food insecurity, that is the inability to afford enough food for a healthy and active life, is also associated with adverse health effects (Seligman et al., 2010). Proper nutrition assists in preventing a number of chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, stroke, certain cancers, musculoskeletal disorders and a range of mental health conditions.

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