More than one-third (37%) of the burden of disease that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience could be prevented by reducing exposure to modifiable health risk factors. These include tobacco smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, high blood pressure and high cholesterol (AIHW 2016).
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of Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over had never smoked
of Indigenous Australians aged 2 to 17 ate the recommended daily amount of fruit
of Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over had high blood pressure
of Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over had high cholesterol