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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2019

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, 2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term697289
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018
Description:Help on this term

Prevalence of overweight and obesity among Australians, by Indigenous status.

Rationale:Help on this term

High body mass accounted for 11% of burden of disease among Indigenous people in 2003 (Vos et al. 2007). Obesity is closely associated with risk factors for the main causes of morbidity and mortality among Indigenous people.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2019) Indigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous people remain healthy and free of preventable disease Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2018; Quality Statement Indigenous, Endorsed 07/02/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

18 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 (CIs) and relative standard errors are calculated for crude and age-standardised rates.

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

Presentation:

Number, percentage, rate per 100 persons, rate ratio, rate difference, CIs and relative standard error.

Body Mass Index (BMI) 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 Australian standard population as at 30 June 2001 as the standard. Ten-year age groups are used up to 55 and over to be consistent with estimates published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). For this indicator, the age groups used are: 18–24; 25–34; 35–44; 45–54; 55 and over

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 and over with a BMI greater than or equal to 30.00 (obese).

People aged 18 and over with a BMI of 25.00–29.99 (overweight).

People aged 18 and over with a BMI of 18.50–24.99 (normal range).

People aged 18 and 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 core component (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS) of the 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 core component (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS) of the 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 core component (National Health Survey (NHS) plus National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS)) of the 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 core component (National Health Survey (NHS) plus National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS)) of the Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey.


Denominator:Help on this term

Total populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) aged 18 and over.

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

Person—age


Data Source
ABS core component (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS) of the 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 core component (National Health Survey (NHS) plus National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS)) of the Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey.


Disaggregation:Help on this term

Obese, overweight, normal range, 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 core component (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS) of the 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 core component (National Health Survey (NHS) plus National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS)) of the Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS core component (National Health Survey (NHS) plus National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS)) of the Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Comments:Help on this term

There are no new data available for this cycle of reporting.

Most recent available data are in the 2015 National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) Report (2014–15 cycle), from the core component (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) plus the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NATSINPAS)) of the 2012–13 AATSIHS (Indigenous) and the core component (NHS and NNPAS) of the 2011–13 AHS (non-Indigenous).

Data from the 2011–13 AHS/AATSIHS for BMI are based on measured BMI and are not directly comparable to data from the 2004–05 NATSIHS/NHS which are 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 the Council of Australian Governments' NIRA target (Close the life expectancy gap within a generation) is 2006 based on the 3-year average 2005–2007; baseline for this indicator is the financial year 2004–05; target year is 2031.

The term ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ is preferred when referring to the separate Indigenous peoples of Australia. However, the term ‘Indigenous’ is used interchangeably with ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’ in this indicator set to assist readability.

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 term

NN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termPerson-related Factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS core component (NATSIHS plus NATSINPAS) of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS core component (National Health Survey (NHS) plus National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS)) of the Australian Health Survey (AHS), 2011-13
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

National Indigenous Reform Agreement.

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Vos T, Barker B, Stanley L & Lopez AD 2007. The burden of disease and injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2003. Brisbane: School of Population Health, The University of Queensland.

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, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 05-Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018

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