Frequently ranked as being one of the happiest countries in the world, Sweden has a combination of government-funded and private healthcare. The amount that patients are responsible for is capped and the government picks up the cost after that’s reached. Sweden has an overall low smoking rate and was the only European country to reach a prevalence of less than 20 percent by 2000. Citizens enjoy low levels of pollution and infant mortality. About half are involved in some sort of sport, and fish is a major part of the diet. On the downside, Sweden has longer wait times for doctors and specialists than some of its counterparts. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death. The average man lives to 80.7 and woman to 84.
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