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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 2018, around a three quarters (71.7%) of South Australians aged 18 years or more were living with two or more of the following health risk factors: (i) current high blood pressure; (ii) current high cholesterol; (iii) no physical activity; (iv) overweight or obese; (v) current smoker; (vi) long-term alcohol risk; and/or (vii) insufficient consumption of fruit or vegetables1.
  • The rate varies between the local health networks (LHNs) from 66.3% in the Central Adelaide LHN to 84.1% in the Flinders and Upper North LHN1.
  • The proportion of people that live with multiple risk factors in Country SA (73.9%) is statistically significantly higher than metropolitan Adelaide (70.7%)1.
  • No time series is available for this indicator due to a change in survey methods. In 2018, SA Health discontinued the South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System (SAMSS) and moved to the improved South Australian Population Health Survey (SAPHS). Results between the collections are not comparable.

 

Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2018
Local Health Network %
Northern Adelaide 73.5%
Central Adelaide 66.3%
Southern Adelaide 73.1%
Metropolitan Adelaide 70.7%
Barossa Hills Fleurieu 66.6%
Eyre and Far North 81.3%
Flinders and Upper North 84.1%
Limestone Coast 77.4%
Riverland Mallee Coorong 81.4%
Yorke & Northern 70.5%
Country SA 73.9%
South Australia 71.8%
Australia n.a.

Note: Data are weighted which can result in rounding discrepancies.

Data source: SA Health 2020

 

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

  • In 2018, the proportion of males (77.0%) living with two or more health risk factors was statistically significantly higher than the female rate (67.4%)1.
  • The health risk factors that apply are: (i) current high blood pressure; (ii) current high cholesterol; (iii) no physical activity; (iv) overweight or obese; (v) current smoker; (vi) long-term alcohol risk; and/or (vii) insufficient consumption of fruit or vegetables.

 


Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2018
Age (years) Males Females
18-24 65.7% 55.4%
25-34 72.8% 55.5%
35-44 75.7% 62.0%
45-54 80.1% 70.1%
55-64 77.1% 73.7%
65-74 84.8% 76.1%
75+ 79.7% 79.6%
All ages 77.0% 67.4%

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Note: Data are weighted which can result in rounding discrepancies.

Data source: SA Health 2020

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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 health risk factors and the socio-economic status of the area in which they live1.
  • The health risk factors that apply are: (i) current high blood pressure; (ii) current high cholesterol; (iii) no physical activity; (iv) overweight or obese; (v) current smoker; (vi) long-term alcohol risk; and/or (vii) insufficient consumption of fruit or vegetables..

 

Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2018
Socio-economic status (SES) %
Lowest SES 78.9%
Low SES 74.0%
Middle SES 73.1%
High SES 65.1%
Highest SES 65.7%

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Note: Data are weighted which can result in rounding discrepancies.

Data source: SA Health 2020

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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 Population Health Survey customised extract 2020, Prevention and Population Health, SA Health, Adelaide, 3 February 2020.