National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06-Levels of obesity - Body Mass Index, 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 06-Levels of obesity - Body Mass Index, 2012|
|Description:||Prevalence of obesity among Australians, by Indigenous status.|
|Rationale:||High body mass accounted for 7.5% of burden of disease in 2003. Obesity is closely associated with risk factors for the main causes of morbidity and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.|
|Indicator set:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2012)|
Indigenous, Superseded 13/06/2013
|Outcome area:||Indigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease|
Indigenous, Standard 21/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||18 years|
Crude rates are calculated for Indigenous Australians.
Age-standardised rates are calculated for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
95% Confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for crude and age-standardised rates.
Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for Indigenous:non-Indigenous.
Number, rate per 100 persons (percentage), rate ratio, rate difference, confidence intervals, and relative standard error.
Crude rate: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).
Age-standardised rate: calculated using the direct method with the 2001 Australian population as at 30 June as the standard. Ten year age groups are used from 0-4 to 55 years and over to be consistent with published estimates by the ABS.
Rate ratio: Indigenous age-standardised rate divided by non-Indigenous age-standardised rate.
Rate difference: Indigenous age-standardised rate minus non-Indigenous age-standardised rate.
|Numerator:||People aged 18 years or over with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30 (obese)|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total population of people aged 18 years or over|
|Denominator data elements:|
National and state/territory, for Indigenous Australians (crude rates).
National and state/territory, by Indigenous status (age-standardised rates).
|Disaggregation data elements:|
NO NEW DATA FOR 2012 REPORTING.
Most recent data available: 2004-05 NATSIHS (Indigenous); 2004-05 NHS (non-Indigenous).
At this stage, data are available for persons aged 15 years and over only. Data from the NATSIHS are available for remote and very remote areas. The NHS does not cover very remote areas.
Baseline year for NIRA target (Close the life expectancy gap within a generation) is 2006; baseline year for this indicator is 2004-05; target year is 2031.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Person-related Factors|
Data source attributes
Every 3 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Every 6 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement.|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term.|
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
See also 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, 2012
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2013
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06-Levels of obesity - Body Mass Index, 2011
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