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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 2015, nearly a third (30.7%) of South Australians aged 18 years or more were living with two or more of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, no physical activity, obesity, smoking, alcohol risk, and/or insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables.
  • The rate varies considerably between the Local Health Networks (LHNs) although the proportion of people that live with multiple risk factors in Country SA (32.2%) is not statistically significantly higher than metropolitan Adelaide as a whole (30.1%).
  • 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 series.

 

Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2015
Local Health Network%
Northern Adelaide LHN36.4%
Central Adelaide LHN25.4%
Southern Adelaide LHN30.2%
Metropolitan Adelaide30.1%
Country SA LHN32.2%
South Australia30.7%
Australian.a.

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

  • In 2015, there was no statistically significant difference between the proportion of males (31.1%) and females (30.4%) aged 18 years and over living with two or more of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, no physical activity, obesity, smoking, alcohol risk, and/or insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables.
  • The proportion is correlated with age.

 


Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2015
Age (years)MalesFemales
18-248.0%7.1%
25-3410.2%16.8%
35-4424.1%23.1%
45-5428.1%29.7%
55-6444.8%38.9%
65-7454.8%50.2%
75+60.2%53.4%
All ages31.1%30.4%

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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 multiple risk factors and the socio-economic status of the area in which they live.
  • 'Multiple risk factors' is defined here as two or more of the following: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, no physical activity, obesity, smoking, alcohol risk, and/or insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables.
  • The proportion recorded in areas constituting South Australia's highest socio-economic (SES) quintile (23.0%) is around half that for the lowest SES quintile (41.3%).

 

Living with two or more risk factors (aged 18+ years), 2015
Socio-economic status (SES)%
Lowest SES41.3%
Low SES33.7%
Middle SES29.6%
High SES28.0%
Highest SES23.0%

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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 Health Information Portal database 2016, 'Management Reporting, Reports, South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System Online, Number of risk factors (Age 18+)', SA Health, Adelaide, accessed 14 December 2016.