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Disability free life expectancy at birth

Disability free life expectancy at birth for males and females has steadily increased from 58 years and 61.6 years respectively, to 62.1 years and 64.3 years.

Source: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/1370.0main+features252013

Back Pain

Researchers reviewed 23 studies that included nearly 31,000 people and found that regular exercise reduced the risk of low back pain by 35 per cent and the risk of time off work due to back pain by 78 per cent.

Disability free life expectancy at birth for males and females has steadily increased from 58 years and 61.6 years respectively, to 62.1 years and 64.3 years.

Researchers reviewed 23 studies that included nearly 31,000 people and found that regular exercise reduced the risk of low back pain by 35 per cent and the risk of time off work due to back pain by 78 per cent.

Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/1370.0main+features252013


In 2011-12, the proportion of adults who were overweight or obese was 63%, comprising 35% overweight and 28% obese, compared with 56% in 1995.

Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/1370.0main+features252013

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