A new report on the state of public health in Tasmania has shown obesity rates have increased.
The number of Tasmanians who self-identify will mental illness has also increased markedly.
A comprehensive report on public health in the state was released by Health Minister Michael Ferguson on Friday.
The report is produced every five years by the Health Department with examination of a vast range of health performance indicators.
The report drew on results from the last Tasmanian Population Health Survey which showed Tasmanian adult who were overweight and obese increased by 54 per cent in 2009 to 60 per cent in 2016.
For women, the increase went up for 49 per cent to 57 per cent, and for men, the increase was from 60 per cent to 63 per cent.
The report outlined while overall smoking rates had dropped, smoking during pregnancy remained "a significant health problem".
It stated 13 per cent of women continued to smoke tobacco during pregnancy in 2016 though this was a decline from the rate of 28 per cent in 2005.
The report found fewer than half of Tasmanian infants were breastfed when they reached four months old.
It found 48 per cent of Tasmanian men and 38 per cent of women drank alcohol daily or weekly in 2016.
The report noted 21 per cent of Tasmanians reported having a long-term mental or behavioural problem in 2014-15.
It said the prevalence of self-reported long-term mental behavioural problems of 21 per cent was highest among all states and territories and above the national average of 17 per cent.
About two-thirds of all deaths in Tasmania in 2016 were caused by various types of cancer, heart and vascular disease, and respiratory disease.
Heart disease was the most common cause of death for men and women.
For men, this was followed by lung cancer, chronic lower respiratory tract diseases, dementia, and cerebrovascular diseases.
For women, heart disease was followed by dementia, cerebrovascular diseases, chronic lower respiratory tract diseases, and lung cancer.
Potentially avoidable deaths in Tasmania fell by 30 per cent over the 22 years from 1990 to 2012, the report stated.
"Tasmania continues to have a higher burden of potentially avoidable mortality than Australia overall," the report said.
The report noted 26 per cent of Tasmanians lived with a disability which included 8 per cent of people who had a severe core activity limitation. This rate was higher than the national average.