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The obesity epidemic slowed down in several OECD countries during the past three years. Rates grew less that previously projected, or did not grow at all, according to new data from ten OECD countries. However, rates remain high and social disparities in obesity are unabated.
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En el 2009, el gasto sanitario como proporción del PIB alcanzó 9.6% en España, un gasto ligeramente superior al promedio de 9.5% en los países de la OCDE.
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Total health spending accounted for 9.6% of GDP in Spain in 2009, slightly higher than the OECD average (9.5%).
More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill-health and early death. New OECD data show however that in some countries obesity rates are slowing, and that’s good news for people’s health and government budgets.
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Adult obesity rates in Spain are higher than the OECD average, and child rates are amongst the highest in the OECD.
Description of the OECD's work on Long-Term Care.
The mortality amenable to health care is defined as a possible indicator to measure the health care systems performance in preventing premature deaths that can be avoided by appropriate health care intervention. This paper assesses the feasibility of using this indicator in OECD countries.
Adult obesity rates in Spain are higher than the OECD average, but child rates are amongst the highest in the OECD. Two out of 3 men are overweight and 1 in 6 people are obese in Spain.
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Fit not fat: Country facts Spain (in Spanish)
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En el 2008, el gasto sanitario como proporción del PIB alcanzo 9.0% en EspañaOECD Health Data 2010: Statistics and Indicators