Greece One of the Healthiest Nations for Young People

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According to recent data from Eurostat, Greece stands out as one of the healthiest nations for its young population. In 2022, 97.4% of young people aged 16 to 29 perceived themselves to be in good or very good health.

This statistic places Greece among the top-ranking EU countries for youth health, alongside Romania and Bulgaria.

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In contrast, countries like Denmark, Sweden, and Finland recorded lower percentages, with only a fraction of their young populations reporting good or very good health. Denmark, in particular, saw only 71.1% of its youth feeling healthy, indicating a significant disparity compared to Greece.

However, amidst these positive health perceptions, concerns arise regarding disability rates among young adults. The data reveals a higher prevalence of moderate disability, particularly among young women. In 2022, 8.5% of young women aged 16 to 29 reported moderate disability, surpassing their male counterparts by 2 percentage points. This trend marks a notable increase from the previous year, indicating a growing challenge in maintaining optimal health among young women in Greece.

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Additionally, both genders experienced a rise in the prevalence of moderate disability compared to the previous year. In 2021, the figures stood at 6.7% for young women and 5.8% for young men, highlighting a concerning upward trajectory.

Despite these challenges, the prevalence of severe disability remained consistent for both genders, with 2% of young adults reporting severe disability in 2022.

(Source: Eurostat)

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