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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Proportion of persons obese, 2012

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, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term435967
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/06/2013
Description:Help on this termPrevalence of obesity in adults and children
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Body Mass Index (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 a 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 to the 2001 Australian population.

Excludes pregnant women where identified and people with an unknown BMI.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index 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 (15-17 years)—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 (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation 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

Most recent data available for 2012 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 2012 REPORTING

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

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), 2012

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

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), 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012

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), 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Proportion of persons obese, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Proportion of adults who are daily smokers, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Proportion of adults at risk of long-term harm from alcohol, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 06-Levels of obesity - Body Mass Index, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

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