More men than women report good health in Italy
Gender gap for chronic illness rises after age 4519 December, 16:03
Istat noted that women's disadvantage may be affected by declining health with age, as women tend to live longer than men. However, more women than men also reported suffering a chronic illness, with the gender gap rising significantly after age 45.
Twenty percent of all respondents said they suffer from one or more chronic illnesses, while 70.4% of adults reported good or very good health. Geographically, the highest percentage of good health was near the Austrian border in Bolzano with 84.8%. The lowest was in the southern regions of Basilicata and Calabria, at 64.1%.