Thursday, 29 March 2012

Risk factors contributing to chronic disease (AIHW)

Chronic diseases are responsible for a large portion of the disease burden in Australia, and many are highly preventable by reducing known risk factors. This report shows that:

* Most people have at least one risk factor and more than 90% do not consume enough vegetables.

* Social disadvantage is associated with risky health behaviours.

* Nearly 60%of Australians do not undertake sufficient levels of physical activity, and many of us (almost 80%) usually spend 3 or more hours sitting during our leisure time.

Full report

Media release

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