Swiss Health Survey 2017 - Number of smokers has remained stable for 10 years, change in alcohol consumption behaviour

Neuchâtel, 30.10.2018 - (FSO) – In 2017, 85% of the Swiss population aged 15 or over felt that they were in good health. 27% were smokers. This figure was lower than in 1992 but just as high as in 2007. Four in five people drank alcohol and one in ten did so on a daily basis. The percentage of the population that was overweight or obese stabilised at 42%. These are the most important findings from the Swiss Health Survey from 2017 published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). The survey highlights how the population’s health behaviour and health has changed over the past 25 years.

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).


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Marco Storni, FSO, Health section, tel.: +41 58 463 65 63, e-mail: gesundheit@bfs.admin.ch



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Federal Statistical Office
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Federal Department of Home Affairs
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Federal Office of Public Health
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