4364.0.55.001 - National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15
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NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY, 2014-15
Compared with Australia, South Australia had a higher rate of high or very high psychological distress.
Long-term health conditions
Health risk factors
Rates of current daily smokers in South Australia decreased in 2014-15 compared with 2011-12 (16.1%).1
Overweight and Obesity
Daily intake of fruit and vegetables3
Compared with Australia, South Australia had a higher rate of persons aged 18 years and over who were overweight or obese and a lower rate of persons aged 18-64 years who were sufficiently active. Other health risk factors were similar to the national rate.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information about these and related statistics see publication National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15 (cat. no. 4364.0.55.001), or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
1 All comparisons made between 2011-12 and 2014-15 have been tested for statistical significance with a 95% level of confidence that there is a real difference in the two populations being tested. To determine whether there is a statistical difference between any other two estimates, significance testing should be undertaken.
2 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), 2009. Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol, Canberra: NHMRC. <http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/ds10-alcohol.pdf>. For more information see Glossary.
3 National Health and Medical Research Council (2013) Australian Dietary Guidelines. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council. <https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/the_guidelines/n55_australian_dietary_guidelines.pdf > For more information see Glossary.
4 Sufficient physical activity (duration and session) is defined as 150 minutes of physical activity per week over five or more sessions including walking for fitness/transport, moderate and/or vigorous physical activity.
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
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