Australian Bureau of Statistics
1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002
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Being overweight or obese are risk factors for many diseases, including coronary heart disease.
In 2001, 40.5% of Tasmanian males and 20.9% of Tasmanian females aged 18 years and over were overweight and 13.6% and 15.6%, respectively, were obese. Only 38.1% of Tasmania's population aged 18 years and over are actually classified as normal according to their score on the body mass index.
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