Health risk factors are attributes, characteristics or exposures that increase the likelihood of a person developing a disease or health disorder. Behavioural risk factors are those that individuals have the most ability to modify. Biomedical risk factors are bodily states that are often influenced by behavioural risk factors.
More reports and statistics on risk factors can be found under Chronic disease, Overweight & obesity, Food & nutrition, Physical activity, Smoking, Alcohol and Social determinants.
Web report |
18 Aug 2021
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27 Nov 2020
26 Oct 2018
5 million years of healthy life were lost in 2018
13% reduction in total burden rates between 2003 and 2018
2 in 3 (67%) adults were overweight or obese in 2017–18—36% were overweight but not obese and 31% were obese
60% of men and 66% of women in 2017–18 had a waist circumference that indicated a high risk of metabolic complications
Nearly all Australians (99%) aged 2–18, and 9 in 10 adults aged 19 and over do not eat enough vegetables
About one-third of Australians’ energy is from discretionary foods. This is highest for teenagers aged 14–18, at 41%
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