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UK among Europe's unhealthiest nations, report suggests

The UK is one of the unhealthiest nations in Europe for some health indicators, data suggests.

Figures from the Association of Public Health Observatories reveal the UK is the fattest EU member and has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancies.

But life expectancy figures in the UK are slightly better than for EU counterparts and the nation also excels at treating heart disease.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 14 Dec 2010