Oz: Number of Smokers Decreases, but Rise Observed in Number of Diabetes Cases

by Kathy Jones on  June 21, 2012 at 8:34 PM Lifestyle News
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An annual health report in Australia has found that while the number of smokers has gone down, the number of obesity-related illnesses, such as diabetes, has risen in recent years.
 Oz: Number of Smokers Decreases, but Rise Observed in Number of Diabetes Cases
Oz: Number of Smokers Decreases, but Rise Observed in Number of Diabetes Cases

The report, titled Australia's Health 2012, also revealed that sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia, has increased by six times since the mid 90s while diabetes cases increased by more than two times during the same period with more than 1 million Australians diagnosed with the disease. The report was prepared by researchers at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

In spite of rising diabetes cases and obesity rates in the country, more than 83 percent of Australians rated their quality of health as good or better while 14 percent rating their health as fair and just under 4 percent rating it poor.



Source: Medindia

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