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Table 4 Risk factors status (for those whose perception is of unhealthy behaviour), by worry status, 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

  Worried Not worried
Actual measure n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
BMI       
Normal 44 43.4 (34.2–53.2) ↓ 57 56.6 (46.8–65.8) ↑
Underweight /Overweight / Obese 612 70.3 (67.2–73.3) ↑ 258 29.7 (26.7–32.8) ↓
Fruit and vegetable consumption       
Correct amount 23 98.6 (83.7–99.9) 1 1.4 -
Less than correct amount 564 76.1 (72.9–79.0) ↓ 178 23.9 (21.0–27.1) ↑
Physical activity       
Sufficient activity 439 74.5 (70.9–77.9) ↓ 150 25.5 (22.1–29.1) ↑
No activity/activity but not sufficient/don’t know 849 81.3 (78.8–83.5) ↑ 196 18.7 (16.5–21.2) ↓
Smoking       
Non/ex-smoker 525 67.5 (64.2–70.7) ↓ 252 32.5 (29.3–35.8) ↑
Current smoker 421 79.6 (75.9–82.8) ↑ 108 20.4 (17.2–24.1) ↓
Short term alcohol risk       
Non-drinker/no risk 230 50.6 (46.0–55.2) 224 49.4 (44.8–54.0)
Risky/high risk 272 48.0 (43.9–52.1) 296 52.0 (47.9–56.1)
Psychological distress       
Low/ Moderate 960 68.0 (65.5–70.4) ↓ 451 32.0 (29.6–34.5) ↑
High /Very high 295 92.9 (89.5–95.2) ↑ 23 7.1 (4.8–10.5) ↓
  1. ↑↓ Statistically significantly higher or lower than other group (p < 0.05).