Heart Disease Numbers


[subscribe2]Here are some interesting figures from the National Heart Foundation:

Cardiovascular disease (CVD):

  • Affects 1 in every 6 Australians
    • 1 Australian dies every 10 minutes

Most common forms are:

      • Coronary heart disease (heart attack)
      • Stroke
      • Heart failure
  • Disability from CVD is severe
  • ½ the population over 25 has high cholesterol
  • 54% adults do not exercise & 60% are overweight
  • 30% over 25 have high blood pressure
  • 24% still smoke
  • Diabetes prevalence is increasing, currently over 1 million people
  • We have an aging population
  • Direct health system costs approx $11b / yr
  • Indirect costs are about the same
  • Risk factors:
    Poor nutrition
    Alcohol excess
    High BP
    High cholesterol
    Overweight / diabetes
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Brenda Rogers

With over 25 years experience as a corporate trainer, naturopath, yoga teacher and wise woman educator, Brenda is the head clinician and coach at Quintessence Health.

"A healthy mind and body simply ensures you have the time and energy to fully express and manifest your life’s purpose – it facilitates the unfolding of joy."

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