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National Healthcare Agreement: P05-Proportion of persons obese, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termProportion of persons obese, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term394043
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:Help on this termPrevalence of obesity in adults and children.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: P05-Proportion of persons obese, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 12/03/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this termPersons aged 5 years or older.
Computation description:Help on this termRates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

Excludes pregnant women and people with an unknown Body Mass Index (BMI).

Scope of collections limited to persons usually resident in private dwellings. Persons usually resident in non-private dwellings such as hotels, motels, hospitals, nursing homes and short-stay caravan parks were not included in the surveys.

Estimates for non-Indigenous people estimates exclude those living in very remote areas of Australia.

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.

For children, obesity is defined as BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be 30 or more at age 18 years, based on centile curves.

BMI derived from measured height and weight is preferable to that derived from self-reported height and weight.
Computation:Help on this term100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for adults and children.
Numerator:Help on this termFor adults: Number of persons aged 18 years or over with a BMI greater than or equal to 30
For children: Number of children aged 5–17 years exceeding weight/height/age obesity norms
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Adult—body mass index
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Child—body mass index
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Adult—body mass index
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Child—body mass index
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Adult—body mass index
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Child—body mass index
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Help on this termFor adults: Population aged 18 years or over
For children: Population aged 5–17 years
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—sex
Data Source
ABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—sex
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—sex
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:Help on this termSpecified disaggregation: State/territory: age group, sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence

Available disaggregation: State/territory: age group, sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence

Some states/territories may have data for 2008-09 available in 2010.

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007–08 NHS for adults and children, with the exception of estimates for children residing in NT. 2004–05 for Indigenous/non-Indigenous adult comparison.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth behaviours

Bio-medical factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS 2007-08 National Health Survey (NHS)
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Benchmark:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement

By 2017, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and Australian children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline.

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:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term

There is scope for improved capacity in jurisdictions depending on the implementation plan for the National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Preventive Health.

Increased frequency of surveys with measured data for calibration with self-reported data (i.e. less reliance on relatively infrequent self-reported data alone).

Measured weight and height is needed for Indigenous people—proposed for 2010–11 NATSIHS.

Data is required on the BMI of Indigenous children, including appropriate BMI cut-offs.

Increased frequency of measured BMI data for Indigenous people is needed.
Other issues caveats:Help on this termSome disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

2007-2008 national data are based on measured values; data for Indigenous/non-Indigenous disaggregations are based on self-reported values.

Data are not available for children in NT.

Quality statements should note that data from non-private dwellings (e.g. hospitals, prisons, nursing homes) are excluded from household surveys.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termCole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. 2000. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey. BMJ 2000; 320:1240–3;
Cole TJ, Flegal KM, Nicholls D, Jackson AA. 2007. Body mass index cut offs to define thinness in children and adolescents: international survey. BMJ 2007;335;194.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P06-Proportion of adults who are daily smokers, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P07-Proportion of adults at risk of long-term harm from alcohol, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Proportion of persons obese, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P06-Levels of obesity - Body Mass Index, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

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