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Table 2 Prevalence estimates associated with each risk factor, Australia, 2010

From: A survey to assist in targeting the adults who undertake risky behaviours, know their health behaviours are not optimal and who acknowledge being worried about their health

  n % (95% CI)
BMI    
Underweight 79 3.0 (2.4–3.8)
Normal 1059 40.5 (38.6–42.4)
Overweight 924 35.3 (33.5–37.2)
Obese 553 21.1 (19.6–22.7)
Fruit and vegetable consumption    
At least 2 & 5 serves per day 266 8.9 (7.9–9.9)
Less than 2 & 5 serves per day 2737 91.1 (90.1–92.1)
Physical activity    
Sufficient activity 1592 53.1 (51.3–54.8)
No activity/activity but not sufficient/don’t know 1409 46.9 (45.2–48.7)
Smoking    
Non-smoker 1390 46.3 (44.5–48.1)
Ex-smoker 1084 36.1 (34.4–37.8)
Current smoker 529 17.6 (16.3–19.0)
Short term alcohol risk    
Non-drinker 685 22.8 (21.3–24.4)
Low risk 1463 48.8 (47.0–50.5)
Risky 725 24.2 (22.7–25.7)
High risk 128 4.3 (3.6–5.1)
Psychological distress    
Low 1872 62.6 (60.8–64.3)
Moderate 762 25.5 (23.9–27.1)
High 256 8.6 (7.6–9.6)
Very high 101 3.4 (2.8–4.1)
Number of risk factors    
None 53 2.0 (1.6–2.7)
One 382 14.7 (13.3–16.1)
Two 810 31.1 (29.3–32.9)
Three 884 33.9 (32.1–35.8)
Four 386 14.8 (13.5–16.3)
Five 76 2.9 (2.3–3.6)
Six 14 0.5 (0.3–0.9)
Total 3003 100.0