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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

Sources

 

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

  • In 2016, around a third (33.0%) 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 considerably between the Local Health Networks (LHNs) although the proportion of people that live with multiple risk factors in Country SA (35.0%) is not statistically significantly higher than metropolitan Adelaide (32.1%)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 metropolitan Adelaide but not in the Country SA series1.

 

Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2016
Local Health Network %
Northern Adelaide LHN 35.9%
Central Adelaide LHN 26.2%
Southern Adelaide LHN 35.2%
Metropolitan Adelaide 32.1%
Country SA LHN 35.0%
South Australia 33.0%
Australia n.a.

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Data source: SA Health 2017

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

  • In 2016, the proportion of males (34.4%) 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 significantly higher than the female rate (31.4%)1.
  • The proportion is correlated with age1.

 


Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2016
Age (years) Males Females
18-24 7.2% 7.4%
25-34 17.1% 9.0%
35-44 22.2% 20.5%
45-54 37.4% 28.8%
55-64 45.4% 42.0%
65-74 54.3% 49.4%
75+ 52.9% 60.1%
All ages 34.4% 31.4%

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Data source: SA Health 2017

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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 (26.6%) is around half that for the lowest SES quintile (40.8%)1.

 

Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2016
Socio-economic status (SES) %
Lowest SES 40.8%
Low SES 35.2%
Middle SES 35.9%
High SES 27.1%
Highest SES 26.6%

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Data source: SA Health 2017

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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 2017, Population Health Surveys, SA Health, Adelaide.