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State of Australia's Health

State of Australia's HEALTH We Are Getting Fatter 2012: OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE RATES BY AGE 36% Over half of all Australians considered themselves to be in Proportion of persons who were overweight or obese, 2011-12 Sedentary. Don't do any exercise very good or excellent health, while 4.0% rated their health as poor. 56% 35% 42% 55% 64% 68% 69% 67% AGE - 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 - 55-64 65-74 75+ 42% 65% 74% 80% 79% 80% 69% MALE & FEMALE OBESITY Proportion of persons 18 years & over who are overweight or obese 7 out of 10 men are overweight or obese (70%) *.*******4 6 out of 10 women are overweight or obese (56%) CHANGING TIMES Overweight or obese % 68% 70% Healhty weight % 64% -60% 60% 56% 54% L8% 35% 1995 2007 2012 1980 2012 What It's Doing To Us Risky waistlines: Put them at an increased risk of developing chronic disease. $60 billion Healthy waistlines 60% 66% 97.9cm 87.7cm 88cm 78cm what preventable diseases cost taxpayers p.a. Waist risk distribution by long-term health conditions 3.1M cardiovascular diseases diabetes People had measured high blood pressure (systolic or diastolic blood pressure equal to or greater than 140/90 mmHg). 8% 7% 6.3% 6.2% 6.4% 1.3M 6% Since 2007 the number of people with anxiety has grown by 1.3 million. 5% 4.6% 3.9% 4% 90% 3% 1.2% of Australians do not consider diabetes a major health concern for the future despite incidence of type 2 diabetes alone set to triple by 2031. healthy waistlines risky waistlines Why It's happening to Us Australian energy intake from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s shows an increase in daily energy intake of around 13% for children and 3% to 4% for adults. This latter increase, of around 350kJ a day. equates to an eventual weight gain of around 3.5kg. 1/5 children between the ages 2 and 4 are classified as overweight. This means that a staggering 138,000 children in this age group are currently overweight. 34% of 18-24 year olds in metro areas had not eaten fruit in the past 7 days, 24% had not eaten veg in the past 7 days. Sources: http:/abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4364.0.55.001Chapter41 22011-12 RUNSTOPSHOP http:/www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyCatalogue/ SEAAE4309D9A2BAECA257AA30014C736?0pendocument TOTAL . FITNESS. ONLINE http:/abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4835.0.55.001main+feat ures42007-08 http:/abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4841.0Chapter22011 http:/www.roymorgan.com/wellness/file/NEWS%20RELEASE%20New %20lndex%20to%20track%20Australians%20health.pdf http:/abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/E451F7315381E1C2CA2 57AA30014B78A?opendocument http:/www.aihw.gov.au/publication?detail/?id=10737422172

State of Australia's Health

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Australians are following a negative health trend – one that is costing us our lifestyles, happiness and money. The Infographic below shows the negative effect our collective attitude toward food an...

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