Nine reasons why Australia needs to improve preventive health

Multiple risk factors were also prevalent among Australians who already had one of the conditions. 

“For people with diabetes, nearly all adults (94%) had three or more risk factors, and for CVD and CKD, 84% and 77%, respectively, had three or more risk factors,” AIHW spokesperson Sushma Mathur said.

NINE FACTORS FOR ILL HEALTH

1. Just under a third of all adults have hypertension (including 22% with uncontrolled hypertension).

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