Overview

Determinants of health are factors that influence how likely we are to stay healthy or to become ill or injured. Many of the key drivers of health reside in our everyday living and working conditions—the circumstances in which we grow, live, work and age. These social determinants can strengthen or undermine the health of individuals and communities.

More reports and statistics on social determinants can be found under Men & women, Rural & remote Australians and Children & youth.

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Latest findings

Children had higher rates of overweight or obesity if their parent had not completed secondary school

Older Australians living alone had lower rates of overweight or obesity than those living as a couple

Waist circumference risk was 1.4 times higher in Outer regional and Remote areas than Major cities in 2 survey years

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