At the time of the 2001 National Health Survey, an estimated 70.1% of Tasmanians aged 18 years and over were engaging in low level exercise or were sedentary. Persons in Greater Hobart were less likely to be represented in the sedentary/low exercise category than the rest of the state.
Being overweight or obese was another commonly reported health risk factor, with 43.6% of Tasmanians represented in this category.
HEALTH RISK FACTORS, Tasmania(a) - 2001
Rest of state
|Risky/high alcohol risk(c)|
|Sedentary/low exercise level|
|(a) Persons aged 18 years and over.|
(b) Includes both regular (i.e. daily) and non-regular smokers.
(c) Average daily consumption of more than 50ml for males or more than 25ml for females.
(d) Has a body mass index greater than 25.
Source: ABS data available on request, 2001 National Health Survey.