South Asian immigrant populations are at increased risk for the development of chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and respiratory problems) with disproportionate lifestyle risk behaviours (e.g., smoking, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity).

Apart from genetic markers, the risk of chronic diseases in South Asians are also linked with environmental, behavioural, and social elements. However, there is a lack of research that examines the prevalence of chronic diseases and their potential lifestyle risk factors among South Asian immigrants.

The present study aims to explore prevalence of chronic diseases and their lifestyle risk behaviours among South Asian immigrant populations in Australia.

Participation is entirely voluntary and individual participants will not be identified.

Participant benefits:

The survey will help you reflect upon your status of health behaviours.

Although participating in this research may not directly benefit you, your involvement will be helping the researchers to get the prevalence of chronic diseases and their risk factors, and to understand their health-seeking behaviours.

The obtained information can help to develop different policies and programs to create awareness in the South Asian immigrant populations about health behaviours related to chronic diseases, which in turn can minimise the risks of chronic diseases in Australia.


Adult South Asian (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) immigrants, living in Australia.

Register your interest:

Participants (who live in Australia and wish to participate) can complete the online survey:

Complete survey

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019001535]