New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have revealed that the location of your home can affect your likelihood of certain health-related habits.
For instance, the likelihood of you being overweight, obese, or a smoker can be affected by where you live.
"In 2011-12, those living in outer regional and remote Australia had higher rates of daily smoking (22 per cent) compared with those living in major cities of Australia (15 per cent)," said Louise Gates, director of health at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
"Also, people living in areas of most disadvantage were more likely to smoke daily compared with those living in areas of least disadvantage – the rate was nearly one in four compared with one in ten."
Ms Gates pointed out that while the general rate of smoking in remote areas of Australia has dropped, they are still higher than the rates in major cities of Australia dating back to a decade ago.
The level of remoteness and socio-economic disadvantage also had an influence on rates of obesity, with seven of ten adults in outer regional and remote areas overweight or obese, compared to six out of ten adults living in major cities.
Many people were also unaware of their risk factor for high blood pressure and hypertensive disease.
Private health cover can be beneficial in such situations to ensure that any hospital care costs that may arise are dealt with.