2 in 3 have Diabetes,CVD, CKD Risk Factors

Two in three Australian adults have at least three or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes or chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has said.

Ninety four per cent of those with diabetes had three or more risk factors, while 84% of those with CVD and 77% of those with CKD had three or more factors, spokesperson Sushma Mathur said.

Sixty three per cent of aults were overweight or obese, according to the report, while 32% had high blood pressure, 33% high blood cholesterol and 16% smoked daily.

The report found in general, men, people in outer regional or remote areas and in low socioeconomic groups had higher rates of risk factors, the AIHW said.

Click here to read the full AIHW report.

Source:, Wednesday 25 March 2015