The health status of Australian adults is very good as it has increased by more than six years over the past decade. In a recent study by the Australian Institute Health and Welfare’s Australia Health 2016 report, male adults can now expect to live into their 80s, while female adults can now expect to live into their mid-80s. Although Australian adults are at risk to develop certain chronic diseases due to age and population growth, changing their lifestyle choices helped them to live longer compared to the past decade. Back in 2010, 15% of Australian adults were smoking, but it went down to 13% in just a matter of years.
Australian adults also consumed 10.8 liters of alcohol per person back in 2007, but it went down to 9.7 liters of alcohol per person in 2014. Today, it is believed that the rapid growth of health services in Australia helped and is still helping Australians to live more in the upcoming years.