Medical and Scientific: Tassie’s terrible state of health ‘worst in nation’

18 Jan 2021 - Medical and Scientific

The health of many Tasmanians is in dire straits, a new report shows, with the state recording poor grades on smoking rates, stress levels, body mass index and blood pressure. Australia’s Health Report: When Health Care Meets Self Care branded Tasmania as the “unhealthiest state in the country” and analysed 755,778 medical-grade health checks including assessments of 15,172 Tasmanians. It found Tasmania had the third highest percentage of people with type 1 and 2 diabetes nationally. The report – which shows 63 per cent of Tasmanians are overweight – has thrown into question the state government’s ambitious plan set in 2014 to make Tasmania the healthiest state by 2025.

Sunday Tasmanian; 17/01/2021; Page 2​