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, 2022|
Proportion of adults and children who are in the ‘normal’ Body Mass Index (BMI) range.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2022)|
Health, Standard 24/09/2021
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, based on centile curves. See ABS National Health Survey: Users’ Guide, 2017–18 (ABS 2019) for BMI cut-off values for children.
Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
Excludes pregnant women where identified.
Presented as a percentage.
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for rates.
Crude rate: 100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for adults and children
Adults: Number of persons aged 18 and over with a healthy body weight.
Children: Number of persons aged 5–17 with a healthy body weight.
|Numerator data elements:|
Adults: Population aged 18 and over
Children: Population aged 5–17
|Denominator data elements:|
State and territory.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2022 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2017–18.
NO NEW DATA FOR 2022 REPORTING
2017–18 data are based on measured height and weight, though respondents were also asked to self-report their height and weight. BMI derived from measured height and weight is preferable to that derived from self-reported height and weight.
In 2017–18, 33.8% of respondents aged 18 years and over did not have their height or weight measured. For these people, height and weight were imputed using a range of information including their self-reported height and weight.
In 2017–18, 43.9% of respondents aged 2–17 years did not have their height, weight or both measured. For these respondents, imputation was used to obtain height, weight and BMI scores.
For more information see Appendix 2 (Physical measurements) of the National Health Survey: First Results methodology.
For the 2017–18 NHS, age-standardised 95% confidence intervals and RSEs are not available. Please refer to associated crude 95% confidence intervals and RSEs.
|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
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (Reference period: 2017–18). National Health Survey: First Results methodology. ABS Website. Viewed 19 February 2021, https://www.abs.gov.au/methodologies/national-health-survey-first-results-methodology/2017-18
ABS 2019. National Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2017–18, ABS cat. no. 4363.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 7 May 2020, https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/Lookup/4363.0
Council of Australian Governments 2012. National Healthcare Agreement (effective 25 July 2012). Viewed 5 May 2020, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/_archive/
|Related metadata references:|
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 1.3.1–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2020
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, 2021
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2022