One in ten Swiss feels "bad"

The Swiss are becoming less positive about the state of their health, according to a study published on Wednesday.

This content was published on July 2, 2008 - 11:46

The Swiss pharmaceutical association Interpharma reported that when asked about the current state of their health 13 per cent of those surveyed said they felt "bad".

This compares with a figure of only one per cent recorded regularly in polls made ten years ago and more.

However, Interpharma's "Health Monitor 2008" found that the number of visits made to doctors was on the decline.

In the 12-month period before the survey, 31 per cent of those questioned said they had consulted a doctor. This compares with 43 per cent recorded nine years ago.

Three out of four people (73 per cent) considered they did enough to look after their health. But at the same time, two-thirds of those polled considered individuals should do more.

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