Identifying and definitional attributes  
Metadata item type:  Indicator 

Indicator type:  Progress measure 
Short name:  PI 03Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014 
METEOR identifier:  517683 
Registration status: 

Description:  Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults and children. 
Indicator set:  National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015 
Outcome area:  Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010 
Quality statement:  National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015 
Collection and usage attributes  
Computation description:  Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of height (in metres). For adults, obesity is defined as a BMI of greater than or equal to 30.00 and overweight is defined as a BMI of 25.00–29.99. For children, obesity is defined as a BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be 30.00 or more at age 18 years, and overweight is defined as a BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be 25.00–29.99 at age 18 years, 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 agestandardised to the 2001 Australian population. Excludes pregnant women where identified and people with an unknown BMI. Analysis by remoteness and SocioEconomic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person. Presented as a percentage. 95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates. 

Computation:  100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator) Calculated separately for adults and children. 
Numerator:  Adults: Number of persons aged 18 years or over who are obese or overweight. Children: Number of persons aged 5–17 years who are obese or overweight. 
Numerator data elements:  
Denominator:  Adults: Population aged 18 years or over Children: Population aged 5–17 years 
Denominator data elements:  
Disaggregation:  2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—For each of adults and children, state and territory, by:
2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—For adults, nationally, by:
2012–13—For each of adults and children, state and territory, by:
200405 (resupplied)—State and territory, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication. 
Disaggregation data elements:  
Comments:  Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011–12 (total population); 2012–13 (Indigenous only: AATSIHS and AHS). 201112 AHS data and 201213 Indigenous data are based on measured values for height and weight. BMI derived from measured height and weight is preferable to that derived from selfreported height and weight. For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status, see the CRC National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report. 
Representational attributes  
Representation class:  Percentage 
Data type:  Real 
Unit of measure:  Person 
Format:  N[N].N 
Indicator conceptual framework  
Framework and dimensions:  Health behaviours Biomedical factors 
Data source attributes  
Data sources:  ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 201113 Frequency Every 3 years Data custodian Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 201213 Frequency Every 6 years Data custodian Australian Bureau of Statistics 
Accountability attributes  
Reporting requirements:  National Healthcare Agreement 
Organisation responsible for providing data:  Australian Bureau of Statistics 
Benchmark:  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: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator. 
Relational attributes  
Related metadata references:  Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2013
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB dBetter health: by 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04Rates of current daily smokers, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16Potentially avoidable deaths, 2014
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015
