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Research short: health risks and disability

Dr Mary Wyatt

Individuals with disabilities are more likely to engage in risky health behaviours like smoking and drinking alcohol.

This study provides useful insight into the health behaviours of people in the workforce who have an existing health problem or disability. The researchers assessed health behaviours of over 200,000 people. They found that people with health problems that limited their functional abilities and activities were more likely to have poor health behaviours.  Specifically, they were more likely to be overweight and to smoke than peo...

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