4363.0 - National Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2017-18  
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Health risk factors

A range of genetic, social, economic and environmental factors are recognised as increasing the risk of developing a particular health condition. Specific lifestyle and related factors which have been identified as negatively impacting health include:

    • Being overweight or obese
    • Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
    • Poor diet and nutrition
    • Lack of physical activity.

Health risk factor topics included in the 2017-18 NHS were:
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol consumption
    • Physical activity
    • Fruit and vegetable consumption
    • Sugar sweetened and diet drink consumption
    • Blood pressure
    • Body mass and physical measurements (e.g. height, weight and waist circumference).

See the respective chapters of this Users' Guide for details of what information NHS collected.