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Canada ranked healthiest country in the world

Wednesday, March 6th 2019, 5:28 pm - This isn't the first time Canada has taken the top spot in a survey like this.

Canada is the healthiest nation in the world, according to a new report.

The analysis, compiled by Letter One investment firm and called the Global Wellness Index, gave Canada the top spot over 151 nations.

The U.S. ranked 37, while South Africa took the last place.

The index considered a series of metrics, including healthcare and exercise.

A separate analysis conducted by Bloomberg in February awarded Spain the top spot and placed Canada in the 16th spot.

Overall, Canada earned a good score for blood pressure rates and life expectancy as well as high happiness levels.

The U.S. lost points for obesity, depression and inactivity.

The findings are closely-aligned with a 2018 report by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and BAV consulting, which ranked Canada the second-best country in the world.

"Beyond the essential ideas of broad access to food and housing, to quality education and health care, to employment that will sustain us, quality of life may also include intangibles such as job security, political stability, individual freedom and environmental quality," the survey said.


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