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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, 2020

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, 2020
METeOR identifier:Help on this term716260
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/03/2020
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of adults and children who are in the ‘normal’ Body Mass Index (BMI) range.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2020) Health, Standard 13/03/2020
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

5 years

Computation description:Help on this term

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 BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be greater than or equal to 18.5 and less than 25.0 at age 18, based on centile curves. See ABS National Health Survey: Users’ Guide, 2011–13 (ABS cat. no. 4363.0.55.001) (ABS 2013) for BMI cut-off 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 and over with a healthy body weight.

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

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

Adult—Body Mass Index


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Child—Body Mass Index


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Denominator:Help on this term

Adults: Population aged 18 and over

Children: Population aged 5–17

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

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
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 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2020 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2017–18.

Baseline: 2007–08

2017–18 data are based on measured height and weight, though respondents were also asked to self-report their height and weight. BMI derived from measured height and weight is preferable to that derived from self-reported height and weight.

In 2017–18, 33.8% of respondents aged 18 years and over did not have their height or weight measured. For these people, height and weight were imputed using a range of information including their self-reported height and weight. For more information see Appendix 2: Physical measurements in the 2017–18 National Health Survey in National Health Survey: First results, 2017–18 (ABS cat. no. 4364.0.55.001) (ABS 2019)

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

N[NN].N

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 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian 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/
health/_archive/healthcare_national-agreement.pdf
.

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

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

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

ABS 2013. Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide 2011–13. ABS cat. no. 4363.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 1 May 2019, http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/productsbyCatalogue/
313CB067E438BE38CA257B8D00229E5D?OpenDocument
.

ABS 2019. National Health Survey: First Results, 2017–18. ABS cat. no. 4364.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 1 May 2019, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/
4364.0.55.001~2017-18~Main%20Features~Overweight%20and%20obesity~90
.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 1.3.1–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019

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, 2019 Health, Superseded 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

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