Determinants of health are factors that influence how likely we are to stay healthy or to become ill or injured. Many of the key drivers of health reside in our everyday living and working conditions—the circumstances in which we grow, live, work and age. These social determinants can strengthen or undermine the health of individuals and communities.
More reports and statistics on social determinants can be found under Men & women and Rural & remote Australians.
would occur if all Australians had the same death rates as people living in the highest socioeconomic areas in 2009–2011
is a major risk factor for substance use and the subsequent development of substance use disorders
who were unemployed had higher rates of smoking, substance use and poor diet than those who were employed
the rate of low birthweight babies were born to mothers in the lowest socioeconomic areas compared with the highest socioeconomic areas in 2014
from the lowest socioeconomic areas are 3.6 times as likely to be exposed to tobacco smoke in the home as those from the highest socioeconomic areas
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