Chronic diseases are responsible for a large portion of the disease burden in Australia, and many are highly preventable by reducing known risk factors. This report shows that:
~Most people have at least one risk factor and more than 90% do not consume enough vegetables.
~Social disadvantage is associated with risky health behaviours.
~Nearly 60%of Australians do not undertake sufficient levels of physical activity, and many of us (almost 80%) usually spend 3 or more hours sitting during our leisure time.
ISBN 978-1-74249-283-4; Cat. no. PHE 157; 124pp.; Internet only
Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- Body section
- Chapter 1 -Health behaviours and their role in the prevention of chronic disease
- Chronic disease in Australia
- Information in this report
- Focus on risk factors open to change
- The need for evidence
- Chapter 2 - Prevalence of health determinants, including risk factors
- Behavioural health determinants and risk factors
- Biomedical health determinants and risk factors
- Other risk factors
- Chapter 3 - Adding up the risks
- How many risk factors do we have?
- Multiple risk factors by chronic disease
- Chapter 4 - A risky cocktail: combinations of risk factors
- Combinations of nine risk factors
- Combinations of the three focus risk factors
- Six risk factors in the most common 10 combinations
- Combinations by age group
- Combinations by individual risk factors
- Selected combinations by chronic diseases
- The three focus risk factors
- End matter
- Appendix A—Definitions
- Appendix B—Prevalence tables
- Appendix C—Risk factor combinations
- Appendix D—About the data
- List of tables
- List of figures
- List of boxes
AIHW 2012. Risk factors contributing to chronic disease. Cat. no. PHE 157. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737421466>.