1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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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

Greater Hobart

Rest of state

Tasmania


Risk status

%

%

'000

%

Current smoker(b)
24.4
26.3
91.2
25.5
Risky/high alcohol risk(c)
13.1
10.2
40.9
11.4
Sedentary/low exercise level
67.6
72.4
251.9
70.4
Overweight/obese(d)
43.0
53.1
174.8
48.8

(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.



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