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Health behaviours and potentially preventable hospitalisation: a prospective study of older Australian adults

Tran, Bich; Falster, Michael O.; Douglas, Kirsty; Blyth, Fiona; Jorm, Louisa R.


OBJECTIVE Several studies have demonstrated the effects of health behaviours on risk of chronic diseases and mortality, but none have investigated their contribution to potentially preventable hospitalisation (PPH). We aimed to quantify the effects on risk of PPH of six health behaviours: smoking; alcohol consumption; physical activity; fruit and vegetables consumption; sitting time; and sleeping time. DESIGN/SETTING Prospective observational study in New South Wales, Australia. SUBJECTS...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-04-01
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093111


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