Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2017|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 30/01/2018|
Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults and children.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2017) Health, Superseded 30/01/2018|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2017 QS Health, Standard 31/01/2017|
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 Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13 (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:|
2014–15—For each of adults and children, state and territory, by:
2014–15—For adults, nationally, by (all not reported):
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2017 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2014–15 (total population, non-Indigenous: NHS); 2012–13 (Indigenous only: NATSISS).
2014–15 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.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health behaviours|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|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, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04–Rates of current daily smokers, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 05–Levels of risky alcohol consumption, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018