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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, 2015

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPB d-By 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline (Baseline specification), 2015
METeOR identifier:Help on this term559074
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/07/2016
Description:Help on this termProportion of adults and children who are in the ‘normal’ BMI range.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2015) Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term5 years
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, healthy weight is defined as a BMI of greater than or equal to 18.5 and less than 25.0.

For children, healthy weight is defined as a 'normal' BMI (appropriate for age and sex), based on centile curves. See ABS National Health Survey: Users’ Guide Electronic Publication, 2007–08 (ABS Catalogue no. 4363.0.55.001) for BMI cutoff values for children.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

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

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 with a healthy body weight.

Children: Number of persons aged 5–17 years with a healthy body weight.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Adult—Body Mass Index
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Child—Body Mass Index
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
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 Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation:Help on this term

State and territory.

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 Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2011–12.

Baseline: 2007–08

NO NEW DATA FOR 2015 REPORTING.

2011–12 data are based on measured height and weight. BMI derived from measured height and weight is preferable to that derived from self-reported height and weight.

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.NN]

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 Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13 (2011-12 Core component)
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 Performance Benchmark

By 2018, increase by five percentage points the proportion of Australian adults and Australian children at a healthy body weight, over the 2009 baseline.

Refer: http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/healthcare/national-agreement.pdf

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 termSpecification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes 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

Has been superseded by 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, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05—Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05—Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2017 Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017

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