Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB d-By 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline (Baseline specification), 2014|
|Description:||Proportion of adults and children who are in the ‘normal’ BMI range.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014)|
Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||5 years|
Body Mass Index (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 a 'normal' 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 cutoff values for children.
Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
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 a healthy body weight.
|Numerator data elements:|
Adults: Population aged 18 years or over
Children: Population aged 5–17 years
|Denominator data elements:|
2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—State and territory.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011–12.
2011–12 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.
For detailed analysis by Indigenous status, see the CRC 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: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PB d-Better health: by 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline, 2013
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PB d-Better health: by 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline, 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015