Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 05-Proportion of persons obese, 2012|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 25/06/2013|
|Description:||Prevalence of obesity in adults and children|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
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.
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for adults and children.
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:|
Adults: Population aged 18 years or over
Children: Population aged 5–17 years
|Denominator data elements:|
State and territory, by:
Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
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.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health behaviours|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
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.
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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