National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Percentage of adults who are overweight or obese, 2011–12
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Adults who are overweight or obese|
|Registration status:||National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016|
|Description:||Percentage of adults who are overweight or obese.|
|Indicator set:||National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011– National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||18 years|
The numerator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for adults who were classified as overweight or obese, and who were enumerated within the Medicare local catchment.
The denominator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for adults who were enumerated within the particular Medicare Local catchment.
Person level survey weights were calibrated to independent estimates of the population of interest, referred to as 'benchmarks'. Weights calibrated against population benchmarks ensure that the survey estimates conform to independently estimated distributions of the population, rather than to the distribution within the sample itself. These benchmarks account for the distribution of people across state and territory, age group, and sex categories. Note: These benchmarks have not been calibrated for Medicare Local geography.
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.
National Health Performance Authority suppression protocols:
|Computation:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of adults who were classified as overweight or obese|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total population of adults|
|Denominator data elements:|
Overweight or obesity
Medicare Local catchments and Medicare Local peer groups
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||PAF-Responsiveness|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||Performance and Accountability Framework|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term.|
Source and reference attributes