4364.0.55.001 - National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15
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NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY, 2014-15
Compared with Australia, the Northern Territory had a lower rate of high or very high psychological distress.
Health risk factors
Overweight and Obesity
Alcohol consumption 1
Rates of persons aged 18 years and over who exceeded lifetime risk guidelines of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory decreased in 2014-15 compared with 2011-12 (24.7%). 2
Rates of persons aged 18 years and over who exceeded single occasion risk guidelines of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory decreased in 2014-15 compared with 2011-12 (54.6%). 2
Daily intake of fruit and vegetables 3
Compared with Australia, the Northern Territory had a higher rate of persons aged 18 years and over who were current daily smokers and a lower rate who had high blood pressure. 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 over five or more sessions per week 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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