The Mining industry generally refers to those involved in extracting naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas as well as diamonds and precious stones.
Some things to consider when thinking about supporting and promoting healthy living activities in this industry include:
- Work in this industry is generally in remote areas and the there are a large number of fly-in-fly-out workers.
The data below provides information on the health risks of people working in this industry compared to the entire working population with a focus on smoking, physical inactivity, nutrition and harmful alcohol consumption.
Prevalence of modifiable lifestyle risk factors
|Analysis of all Persons aged 18 or more||Current Smoker||Inadequate Fruit & Veg intake||Physical Inactivity||BMI - Measured||BMI - Measured||Waist Circumference||Waist Circumference||Alcohol Increased Lifetime Risk|
|Overweight OR obese||Obese||Increased OR high risk||High Risk|
NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average