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released: 28 Aug 2012 author: AIHW

Where people are born, grow, live, work and age affects their health status. This paper explores the association between selected social and health risk factors on Australians' health. It shows that people with higher household incomes and higher education qualifications are more likely to report better health and less likely to report smoking, and people living outside major cities are more likely to report being an unhealthy weight.

ISBN 978-1-74249-333-6; Cat. no. PHE 165; 33pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
  • Introduction
  • Data and measurement
    • Data source
    • Data limitations
    • Variables, definitions and measurements
      • Individual level variables
      • Household characteristics
      • Area level characteristics
      • Health status variables
      • Health risk factors
  • Results
    • Descriptive statistics: health status
      • Self-reported health status
      • Cancer
      • Heart, stroke and vascular diseases
      • Type 2 diabetes
    • Multivariate analysis: health status
      • Self-reported health status
      • Cancer
      • Heart, stroke and vascular diseases
      • Type 2 diabetes
    • Descriptive statistics: health risk factors
      • Smoking
      • Alcohol consumption
      • Body mass index
    • Multivariate analysis: health risk factors
      • Smoking
      • Alcohol consumption
      • Body mass index
  • Conclusions
    • Limitations of the study
    • Further analysis
  • End matter
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Social distribution of health risks and health outcomes: preliminary analysis of the National Health Survey 2007-08. Cat. no. PHE 165. Canberra: AIHW.

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