Survey: Every second resident suffers chronic health problems

  • 2006-10-12
  • By TBT staff
VILNIUS - Every second resident in Lithuania has chronic health problems, although an analogous percentage has listed their health as good, a survey carried out by the Statistics Department reveals.
According to a poll of 9,000 residents over the age of 15, nearly every other person said they were in good or very good health. Forty percent described their health as average and 13 percent said they were in poor or very bad health. Men were more optimistic about their health than women.
Almost 50 percent of those polled said they had certain chronic problems with eyesight, hearing, and movement: 57 percent of whom were women and 42 percent men. Poor vision was the most frequent health problem.