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Influence of physical activity and sedentary lifestyle on non-communicable disease in Western Australians

This study aims to describe the self-reported health and lifestyle characteristics of Western Australians randomly sampled monthly from the White Pages telephone register between 2003 and 2011. Relationships will also be investigated between variables, such as the association between physical activity and use of medication for high blood pressure.

In addition, data from the Health and Wellbeing Surveillance system is currently being linked to the Hospital Morbidity Data Collection, the WA Death Registrations and Cancer Notifications databases to provide longitudinal data for investigation of independent associations between physical activity and sedentary behaviour with non-communicable disease (NCD) related hospitalisations, associated length of stay, incidence of multiple NCD-related hospitalisations, or death.


Dr Anthony Gunnell
Dr Prue Cormie
Mrs Vicki Graham
Department of Health Epidemiology Branch, Ms Stephania Tomlin
Department of Health Epidemiology Branch, Dr Sarah Joyce
Professor Daniel Galv√£o

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