At the time of the 2004-05 National Health Survey, an estimated 70.4% of Tasmanians aged 18 years and over were engaging in low level exercise or were sedentary. Being overweight or obese was another commonly reported health risk factor, with 48.8% of Tasmanians represented in this category.
Persons in Greater Hobart were less likely to have sedentary/low exercise levels and were less likely to be overweight or obese than the rest of the state.
HEALTH RISK FACTORS, Tasmania(a) - 2004-05
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 of 25 and over.
Source: ABS data available on request, 2004-05 National Health Survey.