Women's Health Survey
Jean Hailes Foundation launched the Women’s Health Survey 2017 on 25 August. The annual national study is designed to better understand the health information needs and behaviours of women in Australia and involves more than 10,000 women aged 18 to 89 years.
Some key findings from the 2017 study include:
• 95% of women were non-smokers
• Overwhelmingly women want their health information from independent health organisations and medical professionals (doctor, specialist, allied health worker eg nurse)
• Respondents predominantly prefer to receive their health information online via websites and in hardcopy
• 40% have had diagnosed anxiety or depression
• Approx 60% of women are not taking part in moderate physical activity each week (at least 2.5 hours)
• Top 5 health issues that women worry about - bowel health, breast health, menopause, bone health and painful sex
Osteoporosis Australia encourages women who are concerned about their bone health to speak with their doctor about common risk factors for osteoporosis and if required have a bone density test to investigate their bone status.
For more information about the health survey go to Jean Hailes Foundation website. Jean Hailes is hosting a Women’s Health Week 4-8 September to encourage women to . Day 3 of the week, 6 September, will focus on bone health! Take some time to get involved for your health, check on www.womenshealthweek.com.au.