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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Proportion of persons obese, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 05-Proportion of persons obese, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term421691
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/10/2011
Description:Help on this termPrevalence of obesity in adults and children
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this termPersons aged 5 years
Computation description:Help on this term

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. See ABS National Health Survey: Users' Guide Electronic Publication, 2007–08 (ABS Catalogue no. 4363.0.55.001) for BMI values.

Rates are directly age-standardised.

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

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Indicator of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.

Computation:Help on this term

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for adults and children.

Numerator:Help on this term

Adults: Number of persons aged 18 years or over who are obese

Children: Number of persons aged 5–17 years who are obese

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 term

Adults: Population aged 18 years or over

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:Help on this term

State and Territory, by:

  • sex by age
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA Indicator of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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 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 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 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 term

2007–08 national data based on measured values; data for Indigenous/non-Indigenous disaggregations are based on self-report. BMI derived from measured height and weight is preferable to that derived from self-reported height and weight.

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2007–08 (total population, with the exception of estimates for children residing in the Northern Territory: NHS); 2004–05 (Indigenous status adults only: NATSIHS and NHS).

NO NEW DATA FOR 2011 REPORTING.

For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status, see the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.

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 term

National Healthcare Agreement: PB 03—By 2017, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a health body weight, over the 2009 baseline (Baseline specification)

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P05-Proportion of persons obese, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 02-By 2018, reduce the national smoking rate to 10 per cent of the population and halve the Indigenous smoking rate (Baseline specification), 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 03-By 2017, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline (Baseline specification), 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Proportion of persons obese, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Proportion of adults who are daily smokers, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of adults at risk of long-term harm from alcohol, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06-Levels of obesity - Body Mass Index, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

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