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, 2017|
Proportion of adults and children who are in the ‘normal’ Body Mass Index (BMI) range.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2017)|
Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
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 BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be greater than or equal to 18.5 and less than 25.0 at age 18 years, based on centile curves. See ABS National Health Survey: Users’ Guide, 2011–13 (ABS Catalogue no. 4363.0.55.001) for BMI cut-off 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:|
2014–15—State and territory.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2017 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2014–15.
2014–15 data are based on measured height and weight. BMI derived from measured height and weight is preferable to that derived from self-reported height and weight.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health behaviours|
Data source attributes
Every 3 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Bureau of Statistics
National Healthcare Agreement Performance Benchmark
By 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and Australian children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline.
|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, 2016
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, 2018
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2017
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2018