Table 2

Summary of selected feasible reductions for each risk factor

Risk factor

Method

Attributable

Change

Reference/Source


Australia

Comparator

Feasible

Progressive*


Intimate partner violence (prevalence %)

Arcadian ideal

27

Denmark: 22

↓5

↓2.5

[7]


High risk alcohol consumption (litres/capita/year)

Arcadian ideal

9.8

Norway: 6.4

↓3.4

↓1.7

[8]


Tobacco smoking (prevalence %)

Arcadian ideal

23

California: 15

↓8

↓4

[9]


Physical inactivity (prevalence %)

Evidence based

consensus

70

60

↓10

↓5

[10]


Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption (grams/day/person)

Evidence based

consensus

503

675

↑172

↑86

External consultation and

Australian guidelines.


High body mass index (prevalence %)

Evidence based

consensus

27

24

↓3

↓1.5

Dutch intervention study;

external consultation;

National Preventative

Health Taskforce


*Progressive is half-way to achieving the feasible target

Cadilhac et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:483   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-483

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