Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB 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|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 13/03/2020|
Proportion of adults and children who are in the ‘normal’ Body Mass Index (BMI) range.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2020) Health, Standard 13/03/2020|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
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.
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for adults and children
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:|
Adults: Population aged 18 and over
Children: Population aged 5–17
|Denominator data elements:|
State and territory.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2020 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2017–18.
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)
|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
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.
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.
Source and reference attributes
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/
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/
|Related metadata references:|
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 1.3.1–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020
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
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, 2021 Health, Standardisation pending 25/05/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03–Prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020