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October, 1, 2016

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Taiwan ranked 32nd healthiest in the world

TAIPEI--Taiwan ranks 32nd on a health-related index that assesses 188 countries and territories around the world, with Iceland topping the list, according to research recently published by medical journal The Lancet.

The index measured 33 health-related Sustainable Development Goal indicators for the 188 countries from 1990 to 2015. In September 2015, the United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals with the aim of achieving sustainable development in the economy, society and the environment.

Each indicator was measured on a scale from 0 (worst observed value between 1990 and 2015) to 100 (best observed).

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