Australia's Health Tracker by Area, 2017

Australian Health Policy Collaboration

DETAIL

LATEST NATIONAL DATA

2025 TARGET

MEASURE & VARIATIONS

RISK FACTORS
Child obese Children or young people who are obese 7.8% / 7.4% 6.6% / 7.5% 5 - 11 years / 12 - 17 years
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2 - 17 years
Child overweight or obese Children or young people who are obese or overweight 25.6% / 29.5% 21.6% / 28.3% 5 - 11 years / 12 - 17 years
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2 - 17 years
Obese Adults who are obese 27.9% 24.6% 18 years and over
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Obese or overweight Adults who are obese or overweight 63.4% 61.1% 18 years and over
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As above
High blood pressure High blood pressure 23.0% 16.1% 18 years and over
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alcohol Drinking at 'risky' levels 18.2% 16.1% 18 years and over
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15 years and over
Smokers Smokers 12.8% 5.0% Daily smokers - 14 years and over
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Current smokers - 18 years and over;
data from a different source, see notes
High cholesterol High cholesterol 32.8% 24.6% 18 years and over
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Physical inactivity Physical inactivity 44.5% 40.0% Insufficient physical activity
(time-based) - 18 - 64 years
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No or low exercise undertaken in the
last week - 18 years and over;
see notes
SCREENING
Bowel cancer screening Bowel cancer screening participation 36.0% 41%** Eligible people aged 50, 55 or 65 years
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As above
Bowel cancer screening Bowel cancer screening outcomes .. .. ..
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Eligible people aged 50, 55 or 65 years
ILLNESS
Diabetes Prevalence of diabetes in adults 4.7% 4.1% 25 - 65 years
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25 - 64 years
DEATHS
Deaths Early deaths from major chronic diseases 207 deaths per 100,000 166 deaths per 100,000 30 - 70 years
The death rate from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), common cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes for people aged 30 - 70 years

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Early deaths from cardiovascular diseases Early deaths from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) .. .. ..
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30 - 69 years
Early
              deaths from cancers Early deaths from cancers .. .. ..
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30 - 69 years
Early
              deaths from lung cancer Early deaths from lung cancer .. .. ..
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30 - 69 years
Early
              deaths from breast cancer Early deaths from breast cancer (females only) .. .. ..
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30 - 69 years
Early
              deaths from colorectal cancer Early deaths from colorectal (bowel) cancer .. .. ..
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30 - 69 years
Early
              deaths from respiratory diseases Early deaths from chronic respiratory diseases .. .. ..
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30 - 69 years
Early
              deaths from diabetes Early deaths from diabetes .. .. ..
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30 - 69 years
Suicide Suicide 12.0 deaths per 100,000 9.8 deaths per 100,000*** All ages
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0 - 74 years
* Shows variation in definitions between the Health Tracker 'Latest Australian Data' and the '2025 Target' and the data in the maps and graphs; for details see 'Notes on the data' in maps and graphs
** 2019/20 target
*** 2020 target

The website was co-developed by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University and the Public Health Information and Development Unit (PHIDU) at Torrens University. For any questions on the data and the chronic disease targets and indicators see vu.edu.au/ahpc or contact AHPC on (03) 9919 1874.

This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program, as well as through the Australian Health Policy Collaboration. To find out more about the ANDS and Research Data Australia, refer to www.ands.org.au and researchdata.ands.org.au.