Lifestyle choices by residents of the United States are a main contributor to lower life expectancy than the advanced democracies. People living in the Unied States are more likely to be obese and die of heart disease than residents of the advanced democracies.

Female LIFESTYLE Risks

COLOR CODING
GreenRanked first for statistic
RedRanked last for statistic
FEMALESMeasured Obesity %YearPhysical Inactivity %Abortion Rate per 1,000Heart Disease Mortality RateCigarette Mortality %
Australia27.4201433.614.259.510.96
Canada27.8201531.413.764.415.62
Denmark16.6*201731.215.240.820.78
France17.4201534.017.423.36.44
Germany23.9201244.16.178.58.93
Italy9.0*201546.210.055.77.90
Japan4.0201637.09.220.64.88
Netherlands15.7*201629.09.729.916.08
Norway11.0*201533.816.252.613.58
Sweden11.6*201624.720.863.111.10
United Kingdom26.6201640.014.260.116.86
United States41.6201648.019.680.216.21

Sources

Measured Obesity Percent: OECD

Percent Measured Obesity (Total and Female and Male)
Non-medical Determinants of Health > Body Weight
**countries with self-reported data are denoted with an asterisk

Physical Inactivity Percent: World Health Organization

Prevalence of insufficient physical activity among adults 18+ (age standardized estimates). 2016.

Abortion Rate per 1,000: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

World Abortion Policies 2013.
Rate per 1,000 women aged 15-44, 2008-2010.

Heart Disease Mortality Rates: OECD

Ischemic heart disease (coronary heart disease), deaths per 100,000 (standardized rates).
All data from 2015 except for Canada (2013), France (2014) and Netherlands, Sweden (2016).

Cigarette Mortality Percent: The Tobacco Atlas

Percent deaths caused by tobacco, 2016.

Alcohol Consumption

Female lifestyle risks does not include alcohol consumption while male lifestyle risks does. The range for female alcohol consumption goes from 2.8 liters per year of pure alcohol per capita ages 15+ to 5.9, while for men it goes from 11.6 to 21.3.  Women have far less risk from alcohol. Source of alcohol consumption.