Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB 03-By 2017, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline (Baseline specification), 2011|
|Description:||Proportion of adults and children who are in the ‘normal’ BMI|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2011)|
Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||5 years|
BMI is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of height (in metres).
For adults, healthy weight is defined as a BMI of greater than or equal to 18.5 and less than 25.0.
For children, healthy weight is defined as BMI (appropriate for age and sex), based on centile curves. See ABS National Health Survey: Users’ Guide Electronic Publication, 2007–08 (ABS Catalogue no. 4363.0.55.001) for BMI values.
Rates are directly age-standardised.
Excludes pregnant women where identified and people with an unknown BMI.
Presented as a percentage.
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for adults and children
Adults: Number of persons aged 18 years or over with a healthy body weight.
Children: Number of persons aged 5–17 years with healthy body weight.
|Numerator data elements:|
Adults: Population aged 18 years or over
Children: Population aged 5–17 years
|Denominator data elements:|
State and territory
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
2007–08 national data are based on measured values. BMI derived from measured height and weight is preferable to that derived from self-reported height and weight.
Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2007–08
NO NEW DATA FOR 2011 REPORTING.
For detailed analysis by Indigenous status, see the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health behaviours|
Data source attributes
Every 3 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
NPA on Preventive Health
15(a): Increase in proportion of children at unhealthy weight held at less than five per cent from baseline for each state by 2013; proportion of children at healthy weight returned to baseline levels by 2015.15(d): Increase in proportion of adults at unhealthy weight held at less than five per cent from baseline for each state by 2013; proportion of adults at healthy weight returned to baseline levels by 2015.
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PB 03-By 2017, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline (Baseline specification), 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Proportion of persons obese, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Proportion of adults who are daily smokers, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of adults at risk of long-term harm from alcohol, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2011
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06-Levels of obesity - Body Mass Index, 2011