HEALTH RISK FACTORS
A range of genetic, social, economic and environmental factors are recognised as increasing the risk of developing a particular health condition. Selected lifestyle and related factors which have been identified as negatively impacting health and which are reported in this chapter include:
- being overweight or obese;
- poor diet and nutrition; and
- blood pressure
Information about these selected health risk factors and behaviours can be used along with information about other health and population characteristics to enable a better understanding of Australia's overall health and how it can be improved. It can also be used to predict future trends in a range of chronic diseases associated with these risk factors.
This page last updated 29 July 2013