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      6   CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1)    notes that cardiovascular disease:

(a)    is a heart, stroke and blood vessel disease;

(b)   kills one Australian nearly every 11 minutes;

(c)    affects more that 3.4 million Australians;

(d)   prevents 1.4 million people from living a full life because of disability caused by the disease;

(e)    affects one in five Australians, and two out of three families; and

(f)    claimed the lives of almost 48,000 Australians (34 per cent of all deaths) in 2008—deaths that are largely preventable;

(2)    notes that cardiovascular risk factors include:

(a)    tobacco smoking;

(b)   insufficient physical activity;

(c)    poor nutrition;

(d)   alcohol consumption;

(e)    high blood pressure;

(f)    high blood cholesterol;

(g)   being overweight;

(h)   having diabetes; and

(i)    kidney (renal) failure;

(3)    notes the importance of knowing the warning signs of heart attack:

(a)    discomfort or pain in the centre of the chest;

(b)   discomfort in the arms, neck, shoulders, jaw and back; and

(c)    shortness of breath, nausea, cold sweat, dizziness or light headedness;

(4)    notes that recognition of heart attack and early response increases cardiovascular awareness, saving lives and preventing related disability; and

(5)    acknowledges that promotion of healthy eating and increased exercise will lead to healthier lifestyles and a reduction in cardiovascular disease ( see item No. 2, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.