January 09, 2020
Employers are investing heavily in physical health aspects of well-being globally and in Mexico.1 Companies are turning their attention to other pillars of well-being (specifically financial and mental/emotional pillars).1,2
The main driver for investing in well-being in Mexico is for improving employee engagement and satisfaction (95%) followed be remaining competitive in the market (39%).1
Top Health Issues for Working Age (15-49) Population
||Latin America and the Caribbean|
|1||Headache disorders||Interpersonal violence||Headache disorders||Interpersonal violence|
|2||Diabetes||Road injuries||Low back pain||Road injuries|
|3||Interpersonal violence||Diabetes||Depressive disorders||Low back pain|
|4||Depressive disorders||Cirrhosis||Anxiety disorders||Alcohol use disorders|
|5||Low back pain||Self-harm||Diabetes||Self-harm|
|6||Chronic kidney disease||Alcohol use disorders||Interpersonal violence||Ischemic heart disease|
|7||Neonatal disorders||Ischemic heart disease||Other musculoskeletal||HIV/AIDS|
|8||Anxiety disorders||Chronic kidney disease||Gynecological diseases||Headache disorders|
|9||Gynecological diseases||Headache disorders||Road injuries||Cirrhosis|
|10||Other musculoskeletal||HIV/AIDS||Neonatal disorders||Diabetes|
Top Health Issues for Working Age (50-69) Population
||Latin America and the Caribbean|
|1||Diabetes||Diabetes||Diabetes||Ischemic heart disease|
|2||Chronic kidney disease||Ischemic heart disease||Ischemic heart disease||Diabetes|
|3||Ischemic heart disease||Chronic kidney disease||Stroke||Stroke|
|4||Depressive disorders||Cirrhosis||Chronic kidney disease||Cirrhosis|
|5||Stroke||Interpersonal violence||Low back pain||Chronic kidney disease|
|7||Breast cancer||COPD||Breast cancer||Low back pain|
|8||Low back pain||Road injuries||Headache disorders||Road injuries|
|9||Oral disorders||Falls||Depressive disorders||Lower respiratory infections|
|10||Headache disorders||Lower respiratory infections||Oral disorders||Lung cancer|
More TopicsArticles & Guides Americas Physical Health Mental and Emotional Well-being
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