If you’re in perfect health, you’re in the minority: Less than 5 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed information on about 300 diseases and conditions — everything from acne and PMS to chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes — and more than 2,300 disease-related consequences, in people in 188 countries.
Overall, just 4.3 percent of people had no health problems, the researchers found. The likelihood of having any disease or condition increased with age: In developed countries, about 64 percent of kids under age 5 had a health problem in 2013, compared with 99.98 percent of adults ages 80 and older.
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