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3-7. People living with multiple risk factors

3-7-1. People living with multiple risk factors in South Australia – by Local Health Network

3-7-2. People living with multiple risk factors in South Australia – by age and sex

3-7-3. People living with multiple risk factors in South Australia – by socio-economic status

3-7-4. People living with multiple risk factors – by state and territory

3-7-5. People living with multiple risk factors – Aboriginal people

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3-7-1. People living with multiple risk factors in South Australia – by Local Health Network

  • In 2017, around a third (32.7%) of South Australians aged 18 years or more were living with two or more of the following risk factors: (i) current high blood pressure; (ii) current high cholesterol; (iii) undertakes less than 150 minutes per week of walking, moderate or vigorous physical activity; (iv) overweight or obese; (v) current smoker; (vi) long-term alcohol risk; and/or (vii) insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables1.
  • The rate varies between the local health networks (LHNs) from 23.3% in the Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN to 47.4% in the Eyre and Far North LHN1.
  • The proportion of people that live with multiple risk factors in Country SA (32.7%) is equivalent to metropolitan Adelaide (also 32.7%)1.
  • A statistically significant increasing trend over the last decade in the proportion of people reporting living with two or more risk factors was identified in the metropolitan Adelaide time series but not for Country SA1.

 

Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2017
Local Health Network %
Northern Adelaide 41.8%
Central Adelaide 29.6%
Southern Adelaide 29.5%
Metropolitan Adelaide 32.7%
Barossa Hills Fleurieu 23.3%
Eyre and Far North 47.4%
Flinders and Upper North 39.1%
Riverland Mallee Coorong 39.7%
South East 37.4%
Yorke & Northern 32.8%
Country SA 32.7%
South Australia 32.7%
Australia n.a.

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Data source: SA Health 2018

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3-7-2. People living with multiple risk factors in South Australia – by age and sex

  • In 2017, the proportion of males (33.2%) living with two or more of the following risk factors: (i) current high blood pressure; (ii) current high cholesterol; (iii) undertakes less than 150 minutes per week of walking, moderate or vigorous physical activity; (iv) overweight or obese; (v) current smoker; (vi) long-term alcohol risk; and/or (vii) insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables was statistically not significantly higher than the female rate (32.3%)1.
  • The proportion is correlated with age1.

 


Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2017
Age (years) Males Females
18-24 10.8% 4.0%
25-34 25.2% 12.2%
35-44 13.5% 18.8%
45-54 33.6% 21.0%
55-64 47.8% 47.9%
65-74 59.0% 60.0%
75+ 54.1% 52.7%
All ages 33.2% 32.3%

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Data source: SA Health 2018

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3-7-3. People living with multiple risk factors in South Australia – by socio-economic status

  • There is a statistically significant inverse correlation between the proportion of people aged 18 years and over living with two or more of the following risk factors: (i) current high blood pressure; (ii) current high cholesterol; (iii) undertakes less than 150 minutes per week of walking, moderate or vigorous physical activity; (iv) overweight or obese; (v) current smoker; (vi) long-term alcohol risk; and/or (vii) insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables and the socio-economic status of the area in which they live1.
  • The proportion recorded in areas constituting South Australia's highest socio-economic (SES) quintile (23.2%) is around half that for the lowest SES quintile (40.1%)1.

 

Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2017
Socio-economic status (SES) %
Lowest SES 40.1%
Low SES 42.2%
Middle SES 37.3%
High SES 25.5%
Highest SES 23.2%

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Data source: SA Health 2018

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3-7-4. People living with multiple risk factors – by state and territory

Data not available for this indicator.

 

3-7-5. Aboriginal people living with multiple risk factors

Data not available for this indicator.

 


Sources

  1. Based on South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System customised extract 2018, Prevention and Population Health, SA Health, Adelaide, 16 August 2018.