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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017) Risk factors to health, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 10 December 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2017). Risk factors to health. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/risk-factors/risk-factors-to-health
Risk factors to health. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 07 August 2017, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/risk-factors/risk-factors-to-health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Risk factors to health [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017 [cited 2022 Dec. 10]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/risk-factors/risk-factors-to-health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017, Risk factors to health, viewed 10 December 2022, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/risk-factors/risk-factors-to-health
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Health risk factors are attributes, characteristics or exposures that increase the likelihood of a person developing a disease or health disorder. Behavioural risk factors are those that individuals have the most ability to modify. Biomedical risk factors are bodily states that are often influenced by behavioural risk factors.
Almost 1 in 8 Australian adults (13%) smoked daily in 2016
1 in 5 Australian adults (18%) consumed more than 2 standard drinks per day in 2016—a decrease from 22% in 2007
Over 1 in 2 Australian adults aged 18–64 years (52%) were not sufficiently active in 2014–15—down from 56% in 2011–12
Almost 2 in 3 Australian adults (63%) were overweight or obese in 2014–15, similar to 2011–12
Over 1 in 3 Australian adults (34%) had high blood pressure in 2014–15—a slight rise from 32% in 2011–12
Almost 2 in 3 Australian adults (63%) had abnormal blood lipids in 2011–12
3.1% of Australian adults had impaired fasting glucose in 2011–12
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