A major research project has found that Australians have cut down on smoking and drinking, but they’ve gained weight and become more anxious.
A survey by Roy Morgan Research of 50,000 Australians every year, over five years, has found 1.1 million fewer glasses of alcoholic drinks are being consumed a week and 134,000 fewer people smoke compared with 2007, according to a story posted on the Sky News website.
But CEO Michele Levine says the bad news is that 736,000 more adults are obese and the number of people with anxiety has increased by 1.3 million.
Roy Morgan Research collaborated with Alere healthcare company to establish the Alere Wellness Index.
The results are based on 1,800 questions put to 50,000 people a year, every year, for the past five years.