Half of all Australians suffer from chronic diseases: report

Around 50 per cent of Australians are living with a chronic disease and 63 per cent of adults are now considered overweight or obese, according to the latest report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Key points: 85 per cent of Australians said they were in good or excellent health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have lower life expectancy rates Australia is 1.5 times worse than the OECD average for obesity rates Despite those findings, the report also found 85 per cent of Australians said they thought they were in good or excellent health. The report provided…
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