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Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Pain: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Measures of life satisfaction reflect the cognitive evaluation of life as a whole, now and five years from now, made by each person. The measures shown here are based on ladder-of-life questions, which ask respondents to rate their life from the worst (0) to the best (10) level, and refer to the share of people who rate their life (today and in the future) at step 7 or higher.

Measures of positive and negative experiences and feelings refer to people who declared having experienced six different forms of negative and positive experiences during the previous day. Also shown are two composite indexes of positive and negative experiences, calculated at the individual record level. For each person, the 6 items are recoded so that positive answers are scored as 1 and negative answers (including “don’t know” and “refused to answer”) a 0; an individual record has an index calculated if it has at least 5 out of 6 valid scores. Each person’s composite index is the mean of valid items multiplied by 100, and the country level score shown in the table is the mean of all individual records for which an index was calculated.

Population shares are calculated as a percentage of all respondents excluding those who refused or didn’t’ know how to answer the various survey questions.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Portugal 31.91% 2009
2 Belgium 28.06% 2009
3 France 27.93% 2009
4 Spain 27.93% 2009
5 Hungary 27.61% 2009
6 Mexico 26.34% 2009
7 Switzerland 26.17% 2009
8 United Kingdom 24.85% 2009
9 United States 24.84% 2009
10 Canada 24.45% 2009
11 Slovakia 24.14% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 24.13% 2009
12 New Zealand 23.5% 2009
13 Italy 23.16% 2009
14 Greece 23.16% 2009
15 Japan 22.99% 2009
16 Australia 22.98% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 22.9% 2009
17 Sweden 22.86% 2009
18 South Korea 21.65% 2009
19 Austria 21.24% 2009
20 Denmark 21.05% 2009
21 Czech Republic 20.89% 2009
22 Germany 20.71% 2009
23 Netherlands 19.94% 2009
24 Norway 19.84% 2009
25 Turkey 18.54% 2009
26 Finland 17.67% 2009
27 Poland 16.21% 2009
28 Ireland 14.29% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Society > Subjective well-being > People reporting negative experiences > Pain. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Society/Subjective-well--being/People-reporting-negative-experiences/Pain

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