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Table 2 Frequency of individuals with SNAPW risk factors and total number of risk factors

From: Is there scope for community health nurses to address lifestyle risk factors? the community nursing SNAP trial

No. of SNAPW risk factors N = 804
age range: 30 - 80 yr age range: 30 - 80 yr
National Health Survey 2004-5
65 -84 yr
no risk 9 (1.1%) 3.9%
physical limitation otherwise no risk 8 (1.0%)   
1 risk only # 147 (18.3%) 19.4%
2 risks # 325 (40.4%) 29.5%
3 risks# 216 (26.9%) 27.2%
4 risks# 90 (11.3%) 14.2%
5 risks# 9 (1.1%) 5.8% §
# excluding major physical limitation; § 5+ risks
Profile of risk factors    National Health Survey 2004-5
  age range: 30 - 80 yr 55-64 yr 65 -74 yr
< 2 serves of fruit (n = 801) 336 (41.9%) 35.5% 33.5%
< 5 serves of veg (n = 796) 672 (84.4%) 80.1% 84.4%
< 7 serves of fruit & veg (n = 795) 624 (78.5%) Not available Not available
At risk drinking (n = 804) 297 (36.9%) 15.5% 10.4%
Smokers (n = 802) 138 (17.2%) 17.2% 10.5%
Overweight (OW) (n = 785) 263 (33.5%) 38.3% 35.8%
Obese (n = 785) 318 (40.5%) 22.1% 17.9%
OW or obese (n = 785) 581 (74.0%) 60.4% 53.7%
Unable to engage in physical activity *
(n = 793)
375 (47.2%)   
Able to engage in physical activity but inadequate (n = 418) 211 (50.5%) Sedentary 35.0% 36.3%
   Low exercise level 34.7% 33.0%
  1. The 2009 National Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption is available at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/alcohol/publishing.nsf/Content/guide-adult
  2. The National Health Survey 2004-5 followed the old national guidelines, making direct comparisons problematic.
  3. * those with major physical limitations which (a) limited their ability to engage in physical activity a lot and (b) estimated to last for more than 4 weeks or unsure.