Norwegian children feel healthy and happy

Norwegian children.Children playing.Photo Norway Today Media

Norway gets “good marks” in a UNICEF report on children’s living conditions. Children have evaluated their own health and how satisfied they are with their lives.

In UNICEF’s major international report on the living conditions of children, children aged 11 to 15 years have been asked to assess their own situation on a scale from 1 to 10, where the quality of life of 4 or lower is considered to be bad.
In Norway, 4.5 percent of the children consider their own situation to be bad. The only country with a smaller portion of children unhappy with their situation is the Netherlands, where the number is at 4.4 percent. Greek and Australian children are at the same level in perceived quality of life as Norwegian children. Most of the children in the study consider their lives to be good, they choose 8 on the scale where 10 is at the top.
The comprehensive report will be presented on Thursday. The children also were asked how often they in the last six months has had various physical ailments. In Norway only about 15 percent of the children surveyed replied that they feel any of the psychosomatic symptoms daily. This is better than all the other countries in the survey. Finland ends up in second place, closely behind Norway, while Denmark and Sweden are in fourth and eighth place, respectively.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today