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People with multiple unhealthy lifestyles are less likely to consult primary healthcare

Feng, Xiaoqi; Girosi, Federico; McRae, Ian S

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BACKGROUND Behavioural interventions are often implemented within primary healthcare settings to prevent type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases. Although smoking, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and poor diet are associated with poorer health that may lead a person to consult a general practitioner (GP), previous work has shown that unhealthy lifestyles cluster among low socioeconomic groups who are less likely to seek primary healthcare. Therefore, it is uncertain...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-06-26
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95013
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-15-126

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