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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2015
METeOR identifier:Help on this term579072
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 18/11/2015
Description:Help on this termPrevalence of overweight and obesity among Australians, by Indigenous status.
Rationale:Help on this termHigh body mass accounted for 11% of burden of disease in 2003. Obesity is closely associated with risk factors for the main causes of morbidity and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2015) Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term18 years
Computation description:Help on this term

Crude rates are calculated for Indigenous Australians.

Age-standardised rates are calculated for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for crude and age-standardised rates.

Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for Indigenous:non-Indigenous (using age-standardised rates).

Presentation:

Number, rate per 100 persons (percentage), rate ratio, rate difference, confidence intervals, and relative standard error.

Body Mass Index categories to be reported: obese, overweight, normal, underweight.

Computation:Help on this term

Crude rate: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).

Age-standardised rate: calculated using the direct method with the 2001 Australian population as at 30 June as the standard. Ten year age groups are used from 0-4 years to 55 years and over to be consistent with estimates published by the ABS.

Rate ratio: Indigenous age-standardised rate divided by non-Indigenous age-standardised rate.

Rate difference: Indigenous age-standardised rate minus non-Indigenous age-standardised rate.

Numerator:Help on this term

People aged 18 years or over with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30.00 (obese).

People aged 18 years or over with a BMI of 25.00-29.99 (overweight).

People aged 18 years or over with a BMI of 18.50-24.99 (normal range).

People aged 18 years or over with a BMI less than 18.50 (underweight).

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Adult—body mass index (measured)


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Adult—body mass index (measured)


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age, total years


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Adult—body mass index (self-reported)


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Adult—body mass index (self-reported)


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Help on this termTotal populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) aged 18 years or over.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Obese, overweight, normal, underweight.

National and state/territory, remoteness area, for Indigenous Australians (crude rates).

National and state/territory, remoteness area, by Indigenous status (age-standardised rates).

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) (ASGS 2011)


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) (ASGS 2011)


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006)


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006)


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:Help on this term

For the 2015 report, data are available for the core sample of the 2012-13 AATSIHS (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS). The 2014 report included data for the 2012-13 NATSIHS only (Indigenous) and the core component of the 2011-12 AHS (non-Indigenous).

Data from the 2011-13 AHS/AATSIHS for BMI is based on measured BMI and is not directly comparable to data from the 2004-05 NATSIHS/NHS which is based on self-reported BMI.

Data from the AATSIHS are available for very remote areas. The AHS does not cover very remote areas.

Baseline year for NIRA target (Close the life expectancy gap within a generation) is 2006; baseline year for this indicator is 2004-05; target year is 2031.

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 termNN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termPerson-related Factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



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

Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement.
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group

Relational attributes

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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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05—Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

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