Lifestyle Risk Factors in People With Disability

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People living with disability are 3.6 times more likely to die from a potentially preventable cause than the general population, partially due to a lack of preventative healthcare measures being taken for people with disability. However, in addition to proactively addressing health risks in people with disability, health issues and potential deaths can also be reduced in these populations by modifying lifestyle risk factors.

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Lifestyle risk factors are modifiable attributes, characteristics or exposures that may increase the risk of developing illnesses and health issues, or exacerbate existing health problems. Changing or modifying these risk factors can improve the overall health of an individual, as well as reduce the risk of illness or death. It’s been found that people living with disability in Australia display higher rates of certain modifiable lifestyle risk factors than the general population.


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