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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Health >> Health risk factors

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

Greater Hobart

Rest of state

Tasmania


Risk status

%

%

'000

%

Current smoker(b)
23.8
24.7
84.3
24.3
Risky/high alcohol risk(c)
10.5
9.3
34.1
9.8
Sedentary/low exercise level
65.6
73.4
256.5
70.1
Overweight/obese(d)
39.5
46.5
159.5
43.6

(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.


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