Journal article

Australian adults' behaviours, knowledge and perceptions of risk factors for heart disease: A cross-sectional study.

Erin Hoare, Bill Stavreski, Bronwyn A Kingwell, Garry L Jennings

Prev Med Rep | Published : 2017

Abstract

This research aimed to determine Australian adults' perceptions of risk factors for heart disease, self-reported behaviours relating to modifiable risk factors, and knowledge of leading causes of death. This study reports on HeartWatch survey data collected between January 2015 and December 2015 in a sample of Australian adults. The setting of the research was Australian communities, with all states and territories represented in the final sample. Participants were Australian adults aged 30-59 years (n = 8425), and were representative of the wider Australian population based on key demographic and health characteristics. Half of the sample overall correctly identified heart disease as the bi..

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