The Philippines slipped three notches to rank 9th place among 15 Asia-Pacific countries in the latest Healthy Living Index Survey commissioned by Philippine American And General Life Insurance Co.
The country scored 61 points out of possible 100 in the 2016 Health Living Index, the third wave of AIA landmark survey of over 10, 000 adults across 15 markets in Asia Pacific.
The survey said the Philippines healthy living index was “not improving” after scoring 61 this year, down from the previous score of 63 in the past five years.
The survey results showed the country had awareness but lacked improvement due to health conditions.
“The lack of improvement in the Philippines’ Healthy Living Index score is alarming and it is important to know why. As the real life company committed to addressing the real life needs of our customers, we are actively helping Filipinos attain total wellness by being not only financially prepared but also by staying active so they can live longer, healthier and better lives,” said Philam Life chief executive Ariel Cantos.
Results showed 80 percent of adults in the Philippines said their health was not as good as five years ago.