National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Progress measure
Short name:PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014
METeOR identifier:517683
Registration status:Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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

Computation description:

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.

Computation:

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for adults and children.

Numerator:

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:
Data Element / Data SetAdult—body mass index (measured), ratio NN[N].N[N]
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetChild—body mass index (measured), ratio NN[N].N[N]
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetAdult—body mass index (measured), ratio NN[N].N[N]
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetChild—body mass index (measured), ratio NN[N].N[N]
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:

Adults: Population aged 18 years or over

Children: Population aged 5–17 years

Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation:

2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—For each of adults and children, state and territory, by:

  • sex by age (adults only)   
  • Indigenous status (non-Indigenous only)
  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure)
  • 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles
  • BMI category (underweight, normal, overweight, obese)
  • disability status

2011–12 (updated for full AHS sample)—For adults, nationally, by:

  • sex by remoteness (ASGS Remoteness Structure)
  • 2011 SEIFA IRSD deciles
  • remoteness (ASGS Remoteness Structure) by 2011 SEIFA IRSD deciles.

2012–13—For each of adults and children, state and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (Indigenous only)

2004-05 (resupplied)—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (adults only)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:

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.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health behaviours

Bio-medical factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:National Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Bureau of Statistics
Benchmark:

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

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.

Relational attributes

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