The French in poorer health than their European neighbors

Within the European Union, the bad pupils are not the ones you might think. When it comes to healthcare, France sometimes tops the rankings, but when compared to other European Union countries, France is not the undisputed champion in this field.


The French, their strengths and weaknesses

The quality of life in France is undeniable, which is why the French live longer than all their European neighbors.

Nevertheless, it’s hard for the French to break away from their daily habits: alcohol and tobacco consumed in excess encourage the onset of cancers and other illnesses, leading to an increase in the number of cancers, most of which are fortunately detected in time.

French people at risk from childhood to adulthood

Compared with other European countries, France’s infant and perinatal mortality rates are relatively high, but this is sometimes due to non-natural factors, which skews comparisons with other European Union countries. Beyond the childhood stage, the French are also inclined to have suicidal thoughts and to act on them, which is unfortunately common in developed countries.

Despite all this, the French are generally in good health, and that’s the most important thing. They are less affected by cardiovascular disease than other European Union countries, and have a high birth rate for an industrialized country.

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