Australia ranks well in global health, despite cancer and obesity alarm bells

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Comparison with OECD countries shows Australia doing well for life expectancy and infant mortality, but worse on male obesity

Australian men have the highest rate of cancer within the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), though the result may be down to the country’s highly detailed data collection, a comparison of international health statistics has found.

A new tool, released on Tuesday by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, helps compare Australia’s performance with other OECD nations against a range of key health indicators by synthesising a range of data sets.

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