HEALTH RISK FACTORS
A range of genetic, social, economic and environmental factors are recognised as increasing the risk of developing a particular health condition. Specific lifestyle and related factors which have been identified as negatively impacting health include:
- being overweight or obese;
- smoking and excessive alcohol consumption;
- poor diet and nutrition; and
- lack of physical activity.
Information about health risk factors and behaviours can be used along with information about other health and population characteristics to enable a better understanding of Australia's overall health and how it can be improved.
This page last updated 4 December 2012