Australia’s heart attack hot spots revealed – and the results prove where you live has a HUGE impact on your chances of dying from cardiac arrest
- Nation’s heart attack hot spots have been mapped and show surprising results
- Tasmania named as state with the highest rate of people with raised cholestoral
- NSW had fewer areas in the top 20 of heart disease death than in Queensland
- Residents in City of Melbourne government area had highest blood pressure
Australia’s heart attack hot spots have been revealed – showing where you live can have a marked impact on your chances of dying from cardiac arrest.
New figures released by The Heart Foundation have mapped the high blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity levels across the nation.
Tasmania was named as the state with the highest rate of people with raised cholesterol and obesity, the analysis found.
Australia’s heart attack hot spots have been revealed – showing where you live can have a marked impact on your chances of dying from cardiac arrest (stock image)
Research into the local government areas with the highest rate of heart disease mortality found surprising results – with eight regions in Queensland falling into the top 20.
The results came despite New South Wales, which had five areas in that list, having a population almost double that of the Sunshine State.
The most deadly area in Australia in the category was Cloncurry, according to The Gold Coast Bulletin, directly east of Mount Isa in western Queensland.
Those living in Sydney’s affluent northern suburbs, meanwhile, faced the lowest chances nationally of succumbing to heart disease.
There was a similar story for heart-related hospitalisations across Australia, with residents of North Sydney and Hornsby least likely to make the trip to the emergency room.
Residents living in the City of Melbourne area had the highest level of blood pressure, the figures showed.
Tasmania was named as the state with the highest rate of people with raised cholestoral and obesity, the analysis found (pictured the numbers of death caused by cardiac arrest by state in 2017)
Heart Foundation CEO John Kelly said difficulty accessing services was one of the most pivotal factors behind where each area of Australia ranked in the figures.
‘This disadvantage includes a person’s access to education, employment, housing, transport, affordable healthy food and social support,’ he said.
In 2017, 21 Australians died every day from heart attack, with another 22 falling victim to a deadly stroke.
New figures released by The Heart Foundation have mapped the high blood pressure, cholestoral and obesity levels across the nation (stock image)