4364.0.55.001 - National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15
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NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY, 2014-15
Long-term health conditions
Compared with Australia, the Australian Capital Territory had higher rates of Hayfever, High cholesterol and Short sightedness.
Compared with Australia, the Australian Capital Territory had a lower rate of Heart disease. Other conditions were similar to the national rate.
Health risk factors
Overweight and Obesity
Rates of persons aged 18 years and over who exceeded lifetime risk guidelines of alcohol consumption in the Australian Capital Territory decreased in 2014-15 compared with 2011-12 (21.0%). 2
Daily intake of fruit and vegetables3
Compared with Australia, the Australian Capital Territory had a higher rate of persons aged 18-64 years who
and lower rates of persons aged 18 years and over who
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 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.
2 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.
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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