Norwegians are more worried about their health due to the pandemic, new survey shows

Depression - anxiety - mental healthPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

According to a new survey, almost half of Norwegians have become more concerned about their health after the pandemic started.

The figures have been presented in a survey conducted by Norstat for Frende Forsikring.

“For most of us, fear is healthy and is a prerequisite for maintaining adequate infection control, but for others, it goes too far. Fear can be a greater burden than the pandemic,” consulting doctor at Frende Forsikring Helge Skjerven noted.

Health anxiety is highest in Nordland, Vestfold, and Telemark. There, 52% of respondents answered that they are more worried now than before the pandemic. 

“Endure a little longer”

At the other end of the list, we find Møre og Romsdal (33%), Vestland (31%), and Rogaland (30%), where respondents are the least worried.

For the other counties, the figures are as follows: Innlandet (49%), Oslo (47%), Trøndelag (46%), Troms and Finnmark (44%), Viken (44%) and Agder (43%).

“We just have to endure a little longer. The spread of infection fluctuates, but the vaccination coverage is going up. Take care of each other and pay attention to each other,” Skjerven noted.

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