Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Description:||Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults and children.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
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 30.00 and overweight is defined as a BMI of 25.00–29.99.
For children, obesity is defined as a BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be 30.00 or more at age 18 years, and overweight is defined as a BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be 25.00–29.99 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 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (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 or overweight.
Children: Number of persons aged 5–17 years who are obese or overweight.
|Numerator data elements:|
Adults: Population aged 18 years or over
Children: Population aged 5–17 years
|Denominator data elements:|
2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—For each of adults and children, state and territory, by:
2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—For adults, nationally, by:
2012–13—For each of adults and children, state and territory, by:
2004-05 (resupplied)—State and territory, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011–12 (total population); 2012–13 (Indigenous only: AATSIHS and AHS).
2011-12 AHS data and 2012-13 Indigenous data are based on measured values for height and weight. 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 CRC 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|
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:|
Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.
|Related metadata references:|
See also 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, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Rates of current daily smokers, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05-Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015