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4364.0.55.003 - Australian Health Survey: Updated Results, 2011-2012  
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Contents >> 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;
  • smoking;
  • 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 section contains the following subsection :
      Overweight and obesity
      Tobacco smoking
      Daily intake of fruit and vegetables
      Blood pressure

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