Health risks

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Health risks relate to non-medical determinants of health. Risk factors are any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or incurring an injury. Some examples of more important risk factors are tobacco and alcohol consumption, and being overweight or obese.

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  • Daily smokers

    Daily smokers are defined as the population aged 15 years and over smoking every day.
  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption is defined as annual sales of pure alcohol in litres per person aged 15 years and older.
  • Overweight or obese population

    The overweight or obese population is defined as the population aged 15 years and older, whose weight is excessive.
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